Basel Action Network (BAN)


  • Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1997
BAN is a non-profit organization creating a sustainable world where society’s discarded items remain a force for good. BAN believes that true recycling should be both environmentally and socially responsible. Since 1997, BAN has been working at the nexus of human rights and environmental justice. BAN fulfills their bold mission with interrelated strategies for policy, marketing solutions, and public engagement. BAN is a non-profit organization with a mission to champion global environmental health and justice BAN does this by: ending toxic trade catalyzing a toxics-free future campaigning for everyone’s right to a flourishing environment. Focusing on electronic waste and old ships, BAN fulfills their mission using interrelated policy, market solutions, and public engagement strategies that create systemic change. Mission BAN’s mission is to champion global environmental health and justice by ending toxic trade, catalyzing a toxics-free future, and campaigning for everyone’s right to a clean environment. Why Basel? BAN’s namesake is the 1989 United Nations Basel Convention, which restricts the trade of hazardous waste between more developed countries and less developed countries. BAN currently tackles two toxic waste streams covered by the Basel Convention: Electronic waste (e-waste), the fastest growing waste stream globally End-of-life ships, like the cargo ships that carry our goods BAN prevents pollution dumping on the world’s poorest residents.  Based in Seattle, WA, and works nationally and internationally  

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Seattle
  • 206 1st Ave. S., Suite #410