The ecotoxicological characterization of wastes – routinely performed at ECT according to recent guidance (read more) – is part of their assessment as hazardous or non-hazardous according to Directive 2008/98/EC in connection with Decision 2000/532/EC (the European List of Wastes, LoW).

ECT performed several projects focusing on the hazard property ‘ecotoxic’ (HP 14) with public and industrial stakeholders in Germany and other countries of the European Union, e.g. ‘Evaluation of a biotest battery for the ecotoxicological characterisation of waste’, and ‘Identification of wastes hazardous to the environment in mirror entries…’. Furthermore, ECT was involved in preparing the ‘Recommendations for the ecotoxicological characterization of wastes’ (UBA 2008, revised in 2013), and a harmonized strategy for the assessment of the hazard property 14 ‘ecotoxic’ (Pandard & Römbke 2013). In a current research project, suggestions are made how to further develop the German strategy for ecotoxicological characterisation of wastes (read more). Based on the experience obtained in these projects, ECT is perfectly prepared to evaluate the hazard property ‘ecotoxic’ (HP 14) of waste, i.e. complex mixtures.

Do not hesitate to contact our experienced specialists in order to evaluate the potential hazard of your waste.

Pandard, P., Römbke, J. (2013). Proposal for a ‘harmonized’ strategy for the assessment of the HP 14 property. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 9, 665-672.

UBA (2013). Recommendations for the ecotoxicological characterization of wastes. German Environment Agency, Germany. (read more)

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