EU's "amber" waste shipments list updated

An amendment to the 1993 EU regulation setting out rules for the transboundary shipment of hazardous wastes entered into force on 1 January. The amendment updates the list of substances in the so-called "amber" category. Under rules agreed by the Organisation for economic cooperation and development (OECD) and incorporated into EU procedures, these are substances whose export to a non-EU country is restricted on environmental risk grounds (EED 10/11/98). See regulation.

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