After completing the course, you should be able to:

 

  • Understand the definition of mercury wastes

 

  • Understand the principles of environmentally sound management

     of mercury wastes and related guidelines under both the Basel and

     the Minamata Conventions

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  • List mercury wastes and where they come from
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  • Explain existing options for handling, transport and temporary storage of mercury wastes
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  • Explain how mercury wastes can be recovered and recycled
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  • Explain existing options for final disposal of mercury wastes

 

  • Understand the provisions on transboundary movements of mercury wastes under the Basel and the Minamata Conventions
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  • Apply concepts and guidance of environmentally sound management of mercury waste in your day-to-day work
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Learning objectives