Building capacity among environmental and customs officials for detecting illegal transboundary shipments of hazardous and electronic wastes was the focus of the Second International Hazardous Waste Inspection Project. 11 countries participated in the Project, which was convened by the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Seaport Environmental Security Network (SESN).
Technologies that promote pollution control and prevention, recycling, and energy efficiency have already been developed by many industries and companies. These technologies and practices were products of the research and development efforts by industries. There are benefits to be derived from sharing of these technologies. However, some of these technologies are considered to contribute to the competitive advantage of companies.
The main objective is to drive out of business unscrupulous Toxic and Hazardous Wastes (THW) transporters with fake or expired licenses.
The movement of THW is controlled by a manifest system that was developed in 1993. This is the time when the information technology revolution was just starting. The objective of the practice is to upgrade the manifest system used in tracking the THW movement by means of the electronic mail system.
A number of persistent organic chemicals are used in industries. However, laboratories in developing countries normally do not have the facilities to analyze the pollutants created by these organic chemicals.
Auditing System for Toxic and Hazardous Wastes (THW) Treatment and Storage Facilities in the Philippines
THW storage and treatment facilities are periodically audited to assure that the wastes are properly stored, treated and disposed. The objective of the practice is to maintain an on-line record of the THW received, exported, treated, reused and recycled to facilitate auditing. Online and real time recording, together with the manifest system, minimizes fudging of inventory records and makes retrieval of necessary records convenient.