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HendrikF Possibility of marketing a controlled substance that depletes the ozone layer

Our company recycles / treats several different kinds of wastes, e.g. chlorofluorocarbons and solvents containing halogens.
The permission from our local authority also includes the permit to treat 1,1,1-trichloroethane, which is as you may know an ozone depleting substance subject to Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009. According to this regulation the placing on the market and the use of controlled substances shall be prohibited.
However there is an exception for feedstock users, as you can see in the Commission Implementing Decision of 18 December 2013 determining quantitative limits and allocating quotas for substances controlled under Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on substances that deplete the ozone layer, for the period 1 January to 31 December 2014 (

A company from a fairly new eastern European member state has large quantities 1,1,1-trichloroethane which we are interested in treating at our facilities. Unfortunately the sale of recycled 1,1,1-trichloroethane is generally prohibited in the European Union.
My question now is the following:
Is it possible to sell recycled 1,1,1-trichloroethane to companies which have allocated import quotas for 1,1,1–trichloroethane in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009?
Or are those feedstock users only allowed to import controlled substances from outside the European Union?

Thanks in advance and kind regards

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jefhelderweert Hello, this is a question towards the EEA- WASTE DIVISION

 , civic initiative


Our civic initiative, LET'S DO IT ! BELGIUM ; organises an info evening in ANTWERPEN/BELGIUM on friday, JUNE 13th , about the illegal
 waste issue, and its negative impact on
 the environment. ( the plastic soup in the ocean )

LET'S DO IT ! BELGIUM is the Belgian 'wing' of the international LET'S DO IT ! WORLD -movement which originated in ESTONIA in 2008.
On May 3 , 2008 more than 50.000 volunteers participated in a national CLEANUP in Estonia in which 10.000 tons of waste was removed from forests and road sides.
This started a movement which is now active in more than a hundred countries.
See : www.letsdoitworld.org
www.letsdoitbelgium.be and www.facebook.com/letsdoitbelgium

During the EU-initiative LET'S CLEAN UP EUROPE , last Month of May , LDI-BELGIUM
was also co-coordinator of the campaign in Belgium.

Aim of the information evening
1. To give an overview of the CLEANUP-action in a few European Countries .

2. To have a panel discussion about the way forward in dealing with the waste issue.
LDI-BELGIUM is confirmed that the best option would be the Introduction of refund money for plastic and aluminium food and drink packages throughout the whole EU.

Question and invitation to EEA -WASTE DEPARTMENT :
would someone from your staff be able and willing to give a general introduction about this matter to a non-scientifically trained audience ?
Also participating in a final debate with Belgian -politicians is a part of the programme.

We realise this invitation arrives relatively late, but we do hope that someone in your staff would have some time free in his / her agenda.

Looking forward to your reply.

Best greetings
Jef Helderweert
LET'S DO IT ! BELGIUM campaign team

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Jun 12, 2014 08:46 AM