Hazardous waste generation in EEA member countries

comparability of classification systems and quantities

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Statementprepared by: Jens Brodersen [et al.] ; European Topic Centre on Waste; European Environment Agency
SeriesTopic report -- no 14/2001, Topic report (European Environment Agency) -- 2001, no. 14
ContributionsBrodersen, Jens, Crowe, Matthew, Jacobsen, Henrik, European Environment Agency, European Topic Centre on Waste
The Physical Object
Pagination117 p. :
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18135932M
ISBN 109291674087

Products create waste during raw material extraction, production, trade, shipment, and when being used – before ultimately becoming waste themselves. The generation of waste, therefore, is a mirror image of economic growth. Entertainment and communication technology (e.g. mobile. transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal; and EEC Council Regulation N°/93 on the supervision and control of shipments of waste within, into, and out of, the European Community. Guidance Manual on Environmentally Sound Management of Waste 7 For these reasons, Member countries decided in to begin working towards. In EEA member countries, use is restricted to only uses registered under REACH. Colouring agents, pigments Dispose of contents/container as hazardous or special waste in accordance with applicable law. Generation of packaging waste should be minimized wherever possible. Waste .   Total municipal waste generation in the 32 EEA member countries declined by 3%, and average generation per person dropped by 7% from However, the analysis found that there has not been a uniform trend across countries. There has been an increase in municipal waste generation per person in 16 countries and a decrease in 19 others.

Hazardous waste management is a complex, interdisciplinary field that continues to grow and change as global conditions change. Mastering this evolving and multifaceted field of study requires knowledge of the sources and generation of hazardous wastes, the scientific and engineering principles necessary to eliminate the threats they pose to people and the environment, the laws regulating Reviews:   Hazardous waste is primarily shipped within EU Member States; practically, no shipments of hazardous waste to non-OECD countries were registered since The period from to is characterised by growing shipments of hazardous waste both for disposal and recovery peaking at million tonnes of waste shipped from EU Member States in amount of unchecked solid waste generation (Ouda et al., ), where most of the waste is produced in some of eigh t main cities of KSA (Table 1). But today poor countries without recycling capacity export their e-waste to nations like China, and emerging economies are also increasingly net producers of e-waste: China for example has become.

  Generation of hazardous waste in the EU in , by category (in million tons) South Asia - composition of municipal waste Municipal solid waste generation Australia FY

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Hazardous waste generation in EEA member countries Publication Created 14 Feb Published 14 Feb Hazardous waste generation in EEA member countries; Eionet European Environment Information and Observation Network (Eionet) The EEA also contributes to.

Hazardous waste generation in EEA member countries. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities ; Lanham, MD: Bernan Associates [U.S.A. distributor], © (OCoLC) • Data have been obtained for nearly all EEA member countries.

Further improvement is needed to increase the comparability of data between the EEA countries. • An objective of this report was to produce a comparable dataset for the majority of EEA member countries to provide comparable information on hazardous waste generation.

and feedback that were received from EEA member countries, cooperating countries and other partners Already, managing plastic waste generation presents multiple challenges, and this will increase in the future. the content of hazardous substances.

This book contains the results of a three-year research programme by a joint team of experts from four different EU countries.

The main focus of this research was on investigating the possibility of using abandoned underground mines for the disposal of hazardous chemical waste with negligible pollution of the environment. In addition, reporting thresholds are set for waste transfers and only transfers above 2 tonnes (for non-hazardous waste) or 2 tonnes (for hazardous waste) are reported via the E-PRTR.

E-PRTR data are reported by the 33 member countries of the EEA, with the exception of Turkey, which does not currently report data. News European hazardous waste management improving, but its prevention needs attention Despite improvements in hazardous waste management, more measures would be required to prevent the build-up of hazardous waste across Europe, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report released today.

The report reviews the application of waste prevention programmes across European countries. More and more waste is being generated. Between andtotal waste generation increased by % (almost million tonnes) in the EU countries.

Absolute total waste (excluding major mineral wastes) increased by % ( million tonnes) and generation per capita went up by 70 kg per capita.

In the water and waste ( %), households ( %) and. Volume 5: Waste IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Country-specific data It is good practice that countries use data on country-specific MSW generation, composition and management practices as the basis for their emission estimation.

Member States report the data on waste generation in absolute terms (by tonnes of waste generated).

Eurostat calculates and presents waste generation also in kg per inhabitant. However, due to the significant proportion of mineral wastes from extractive industries in some Member States, the data for total waste generation is not a particularly.

According to EUROSTAT (), 15 EU member states, 3 associated countries and 11 candidates to the EU generated in –, a total of Mt of mining/quarrying biggest mining waste generators were the UK (%), Germany (%), Sweden (%), Poland (%) and Romania (%).

The proportion of mining waste in the total waste stream in these countries differs. [15] European Environment Agency, Hazardous waste generation in EEA member countries, Topic report, This book chapter discusses the management of hazardous waste in developing countries.

This book chapter discusses the management of hazardous waste in developing countries, with particular emphasis on industrial hazardous waste, medical waste, and household hazardous waste. It seeks to identify the current situation and also aims to provide a review of the existing strategies that are particularly related to hazardous waste management.

for management of hazardous and other waste, import, export and transit of hazardous waste, fulfilling of reporting duties on hazardous and other waste and for development of waste management programmes. Description of the obligations of hazardous waste producers and holders and companies dealing with hazardous waste is a content of the next part.

countries seeking to reduce waste generation, a current goal is to decouple waste generation from economic driving forces such as GDP (OECD, ; Giegrich and Vogt, ; EEA, ). In most developed and developing countries with increasing population, prosperity and urbanization, it remains a.

This chart shows Hazardous Waste by Country. Hazardous waste is waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the the United States, the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste are regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH; 1: Denmark: kgs per person per year 2: Netherlands: kgs per person per year This country profile was prepared as part of the EEA review of material resource efficiency, circular economy and raw material supply policies, which aimed to collect, analyse, and disseminate information about experience with the development and implementation of these policies in EEA member and cooperating countries.

The significance of industry, given by gross value added (GVA), energy consumption and water use, as well as generation of waste are presented in the Tableau story as a sector percentage of EEA gross total as well as percentage of country total.

The trend in air and water pollution is presented as totals per pollutants relative to the latest. the European Environmental Agency [16] to study the per capita annual MSW produced by 32 European countries during –they found that this waste increased in 21 countries, and.

60 Some member states have even applied the Directive to a broader scope of [22 ELR ] wastes than contemplated, including certain waste solvents that are specifically excluded from the Directive's regulation of transboundary shipments but which may otherwise be considered hazardous wastes under EC law, 61 and household wastes which fall.

1. Introduction. Hazardous waste is very important environmental problem: compared to non-hazardous waste, hazardous waste poses a higher risk to the environment and human health (Adamović et al., ; Callao et al., ; Minelgaitė and Liobikienė, ).According to Eurostat (), the volume of hazardous waste generated in the European Union raised over the period.

Information about Waste, Recycling, Transport, Hazardous Waste Management as well as Data and Maps. Top Tags add tags 7 biomass 3 dust 3 ecology 6 electricity 7 environment 33 health 14 land use 15 legislation 8 packaging and packaging waste directive 4 plastic 6 pollution 34 recycling 17 shipping 4 technical 4 toxic 4 waste 19 waste disposal 5.

•32 member countries: EU, Turkey, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland •7 cooperating countries in the Western Balkan The European Environment Agency. Main EEA Activities on Waste -Analysis and assessments on waste • Total hazardous waste generation: 83 million tonnes () Total Waste Generation in Europe Source: Eurostat 0.

The country profiles are developed for the EEA countries which includes the 28 EU Member States together with Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. This report describes the underlying methodology to the industrial emissions country profiles that are presented as a Tableau story on the EEA webpages ([1]).

This article gives an overview on waste generation and treatment in the European Union (EU) and several non-member countries. It draws exclusively on data collected in accordance with Regulation (EC) No / of the European Parliament and Council on waste statistics.

Waste, defined by Directive /98/EC Article 3(1) as ‘any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or. What constitutes waste depends on the eye of the beholder; one person's waste can be a resource for another person. Though waste is a physical object, its generation is a physical and psychological process.

In the United States, people who work with waste professionally use four terms - trash, garbage, refuse, and rubbish; trash is dry, garbage is wet, refuse is both and rubbish is refuse plus.

The e-waste data provided by Balde et al. () is combined with the GDP and population data obtained from World bank database () in order to correlate the total e-waste generated in 50 countries with the highest gross domestic product (GDP) and with the highest population as shown in Fig.

2, Fig. Fig. 4 shows the correlation between the e-waste and GDP per inhabitant. The recovery rate for all packaging waste of 60 % which should be achieved by all EU Member States and EEA/EFTA countries in is shown in Fig together with the performance of each country. The recovery covers energy recovery, other forms of recovery, incineration at waste incinerators with energy recovery and total recycling.

When hazardous waste is shipped across multiple countries there can be a higher risk of mismanagement from unsafe transport, recycling and disposal practices. EPA requires importers and exporters to comply with regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to help ensure that international shipments are handled safely in a.

What is the TRP+? Resource Pack for training on hazardous waste management. The TRP+ is a work in progress to further develop the popular resource package ( manual de formación) that assisted educators in organising comprehensive training programmes on hazardous sionals can also use the material for briefing notes and project summaries.Hazardous thermal decomposition products Combustion products include Zinc Oxide.

Advice for fire-fighters Special protective actions for fire- fighters Use suitable breathing apparatus. In EEA member countries, collect contaminated fire extinguishing media. Do not release down drains. Move undamaged containers from immediate hazard area if. Sincethe volume of e-waste generated globally has been steadily rising.

Byapproximately million metric tons was produced. This was .