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Moratorium on the disposal of HBCD- containing insulating material

Due to start-up difficulties in implementing the POP regulation in effect since 30 September 2016 the Bundesrat -German Federal Council- issued a moratorium in its meeting on 16 December 2016 on the disposal of HBCD- containing insulating materials as hazardous waste.

This nationwide moratorium temporarily suspends the regulation of September 2016 for a whole year. Consequently HBCD-containing wastes can be disposed of as non-hazardous wastes from January to December 2017.

Independent thereof an environmentally suitable disposal in incineration plants must be further guaranteed.

Source: Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz