Study to assess the impacts of different classification approaches for hazard property “H 14” on selected waste streams (2015)


The legislation governing waste classification was reviewed at the end of 2014 in order to adapt it to technical and scientific progress and to align, to the extent possible, to Regulation 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.

One issue left out of the review of the legislation governing waste classification was the hazardous property H 14 (ecotoxicity) of Annex III of Directive 2008/98/EC. The Commission considered that further information was needed in order to propose a well-grounded and justified definition of criteria for H 14, and, if appropriate, align the Decision and the Directive with the CLP criteria.