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Hong Kong Convention: It is aimed at ensuring that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives; do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment. It was adopted at a Diplomatic Conference held in Hong Kong, in May 2009 and was developed with input from IMO (The International Maritime Organization) Member States and non-governmental organizations. Basel Convention: The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs). Stockholm Convention: It is an international environmental treaty that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

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