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Waste treatment

Waste treatment refers to the recovery, neutralisation and final disposal of waste. Operations with which the composition, structure or other property of generated waste is changed in order to facilitate the activities listed above is also regarded as waste treatment.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU