The HAZ – IDENT project is funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism Program “Environment, Energy and Climate Change”.
The project aims to improve the capacity of environmental authorities and economic operators to properly identify and classify hazardous waste. Only with the proper identification and classification of hazardous waste, the safe disposal of hazardous waste be expected, which would lead to the improvement of the ecological status of ecosystems and the reduction of the negative effects of pollution and other human activities.
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Companies that collect, transport, and process not only hazardous waste but also non-hazardous ones (end-of-live tires) must insure their civil liability for damage that may be caused to third parties (surrounding residents and employees of those companies) and their property as well as the environment during such activities or due to the operator’s carelessness or intent.
Proper management of hazardous waste, which will be facilitated by a unifying methodology for the identification of hazardous waste, is crucial for a sustainable future. The methodology explains in detail how to apply national and European Union legislation correctly to ensure the proper and efficient identification and distribution of hazardous waste for its safe collection and management.
The Vilnius Business Garden hosted the presentation of the Unifying Methodology for the Identification of Hazardous Waste event on March 25. The methodology will be recommended as a guideline for hazardous waste producers and handlers, as well as regulatory agencies.