Briefing: What new waste classification rules mean

New regulations amending the Waste Framework Directive’s definition of ‘ecotoxic’ in reference to waste entered into force on 5 July. Mélissa Zill explains what they mean for waste treatment operators

Road surface being dug up
Bituminous waste is one stream that can be ecotoxic

What are the aims of the amendment?

The amendment aligns the rules classifying waste as hazardous or non-hazardous with the rules classifying chemicals, as set in the CLP Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. This is being done to take into account scientific progress.

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