Monrovia – The Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with United Nations Environment Program and the Basel Convention has ended a one- day inception workshop on hazardous waste in Monrovia. Dr. Beyai indicated that when environmental awareness on hazardous waste is weak and regulations are lacking some organizations take advantage of the situation to seek cheap disposal options of hazardous waste. The UNDP Country Director stressed the need for a robust awareness strategy to be adopted to inform the public on hazardous waste. The Basel Focal person indicated that inception workshop will put in place necessary formalities to conduct an inventory on hazardous waste entering the Republic of Liberia. The inception workshop discussed several topics including hazardous waste classification under the Basel Convention, Assessment of Liberia’s Legal and institutional framework for the implementation and compliance with the Basel Convention and findings.
Source: Front Page Africa October 16, 2018 03:11 UTC