Hazardous waste – Updated concentration limits for chemical pollutants

The European Commission has launched a public consultation related to the concentration limits of chemicals pollutants.

This initiative mainly concerns waste that contains POPs is a particular concern. The EU therefore sets concentration limits for these chemicals, which it reviews regularly to reflect the latest research.

With this initiative, the Commission is once again reviewing the limits to:

  • ensure that such waste is managed in an environmentally sound way
  • achieve safer recycling.

The deadline for comments is 23 December 2021.