Hazardous Waste

From Open Risk Manual

Definition

Hazardous Waste is any unwanted or unusable material or substance that is discarded after primary use (or is worthless, defective, of no use) and poses a substantial or potential threat to public health or the environment

Context of EU Law

Hazardous waste is defined in Article 3(2) of Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste