In June 2012 the Basel Convention, together with Zoï Environment Network and GRID-Arendal, released the latest “Vital Waste Graphics 3” report. The aim of this edition is to put waste in context by analysing some of the forces driving global trends, looking at various concerns and the strategies developed to address them, as well as considering the difficulties encountered in implementing these strategies. More specifically, the report deals with preventive tools for waste, the market for recycling of scrap metals, biogas and compost, solid waste management, external costs to environment and producer responsibilities.
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