The ecotoxicological characterization of wastes – routinely performed at ECT according to recent guidelines [read more] – is part of their assessment as hazardous or non-hazardous according to the European Waste List (EWL, 2000/532/EC and updates). Based on the experience obtained in performing several projects with public and industrial stakeholders in Germany and other countries of the European Union, ECT is perfectly prepared to evaluate these complex mixtures according to the criterion H 14 ‘ecotoxic’. ECT was also involved in preparing the technical guideline ‘Recommendations for the ecotoxicological characterization of wastes’ (UBA 2008) and a harmonized strategy for the assessment of the hazard property 14 ‘ecotoxic’ (Pandard & Römbke 2013).

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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 (2008). Recommendations for the ecotoxicological characterization of wastes. Federal Environment Agency, Germany. [read more]

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