Requirements for the management of waste containing persistent organic pollutants
Julkaisusarja:Environmental Administration Guidelines 4en | 2016
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Persistent organic pollutants are toxic chemical compounds that persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food chain, and are transported far from their sources via the air, water or migratory species. Provisions on the management of waste containing POP compounds are laid down in Regulation (EC) No 850/2004. Several substances have been added to the POP Regulation since its adoption in 2004. Now the Regulation contains 25 persistent organic compounds or groups of compounds. The most recently added new substances are significant in terms of waste management because these compounds are also present in regular consumer goods that end up in municipal waste management. Earlier the Regulation was mainly concerned with waste management relating to industrial chemicals and pesticides. The guide gives the instructions on types of waste to be classified as POP waste and presents the requirements for the management of such waste laid down in the Regulation. The guide presents in more detail how the management of end-of-life vehicles (ELV) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) containing brominated flame retardants should be organised in order that the requirements of the POP Regulation are fulfilled. The guide is intended for the municipal and state environmental permit and supervisory authorities, companies in whose operations POP waste may be generated, waste management companies, and waste management consultants