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Evaluation of a biotest battery for the ecotoxicological characterisation of waste: ring test with 60 laboratories from 15 countries

The ecotoxicological characterization of waste is part of its assessment as hazardous or non-hazardous according to the European List of Wastes (LoW, 2000/532/EC) and its more recent amendments (Directive 2008/98/EG and Regulation 2017/997). For this assessment, 15 hazard properties are evaluated. So far, there is no harmonised guidance for evaluation of the hazard property ‘ecotoxic’ […]

Identification of wastes hazardous to the environment in mirror entries of the AVV

The ecotoxicological characterisation of waste according to the European List of Wastes is part of the assessment as hazardous or non-hazardous. So far, no methodological details have been fixed concerning evaluation of the hazard criterion HP 14 (formerly H 14, ‘ecotoxic’) using biotests. Using the recommendations of  CEN Guidance 14735, experiences made in an international […]