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imarques May 21, 2018 04:58 PM
Wastes containing nanomaterials - how to manage them? I would like to have some advise about how to manage wastes containing nanomaterials, more specifically amorfous silica nanoparticles. As far as I know the European legislation does not cover particularly this type of waste streams, where can I get information on the best practices or an advise about how to correctly dispose this type of waste?
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EEA May 22, 2018 11:29 AM
Please note that the EEA working remit does not include advice on the management of specific waste streams. The aim of the EEA is to ensure that decision-makers and the public are kept informed about the state and outlook of the environment through the collection of environmental data from the Member Countries, other EU institutions and international organisations. Based on this information, we produce reports on various environmental topics. More information on nanomaterials legislation in Europe can be found in the website of the European Commission here: http://ec.europa.eu/[…]/index_en.htm.
I hope this information will be useful to you.

Kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service
imarques May 22, 2018 12:38 PM
And there is an European entity more appropriate to support us in this doubt and to give us some advise? Many thanks.
EEA May 22, 2018 03:09 PM
through a search on the internet I found this document by the OECD in which recycling procedures and Best Available Techniques (BAT) for the recycling of waste containing nanomaterials are explained: https://bit.ly/2s3nTea.
I hope it will be useful to you.
Kind regards
imarques May 25, 2018 11:23 AM
Ok, many thanks. Ivânia M.