Plastic Waste – International Trade Bans take effect January 1, 2021

According to a December 8, 2020 Beveridge and Diamond analysis  “… On January 1, 2021, new Basel Convention controls on international shipments of non-hazardous plastic waste will go into effect … companies can expect new prior informed consent, contract and documentation requirements on most transboundary shipments of plastic waste. Because the United States is not a party to the Convention, many shipments of plastic waste to or from the United States will be prohibited beginning on January 1, 2021 …

Companies operating product take-back and recycling programs for plastic products or components and those sourcing recycled plastics for use in manufacturing should assess the business risks that are likely to accompany the disruption in long-standing global trade flows in recycled plastics …” #PlasticWaste #BDLaw #Recycling