13 Jun 2022

Venue: CICG | Room 14 & Online

Organization: Basel Action Network

Following the first full year of the new plastic waste listings being in force (2021), the Basel Action Network (BAN) provides statistical and anecdotal evidence from around the world on implementation and compliance, which was presented at this side event to the 2022 meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS), organized with the support of the Geneva Environment Network.

About this Event

As Parties meet face-to-face for the first time since the historic April 2019 Conference of the Parties when new rules on plastic waste trade were adopted, it is time to take stock of whether these rules are working as intended to prevent the acute harm to the environment and communities from incomplete and harmful recycling operations, and in particular in weaker economies. One way to take stock is to examine the trade data from 2020 in comparison with 2021– the first year of experience when the amendments were in force.

Leading experts at this event presented and discussed efforts by Basel Parties to address the plastics crisis.


Jim Puckett


Mouli Venkateasan

BAN, India

Mageswari Sangaralingam

Sahabat Alam Malaysia, Malaysia

Punyathorn Jeungsmarn

EARTH, Thailand

Yuyun Ismawati Drwiega

Nexus3 Foundation, Indonesia

Leslie Adogame

SRADeV, Nigeria

Merrisa Naidoo

BFFP, South Africa


In addition to the live and social media transmissions, the video of the event is available on this webpage.


Key messages from the event and quotes are available on our twitter account.