With Environmental concerns rising globally, the BASEL convention was set up and its primary aim was preventing hazardous waste from being illegally dumped across borders. Especially from OECD to Non-OCED countries. This then helped ensure developing nations were not bullied, having their environments destroyed and people exposed to toxic waste.
The BASEL conventions therefore lead to the rise of proper recycling systems, better regulations and less exploitation of raw material.
Malaysia on its part on a national level has set up stringent mechanisms to identify and classify waste into different categories namely non-hazardous waste or hazardous waste also known as schedule waste.