Recycling of Disposed Solid Waste - REDIWASTE Print

Solid waste is proposed to replace traditional construction materials as gravel and macadam in less sensitive roads and parking areas. However, the present criteria regarding recycling of solid wastes demands toxic waste to be put on a secure dump rather than being reused. irrespective of if toxic contaminants leach or not.
A European laboratory calibration activity as a ring test in late spring 2007, analysed the toxicity from three types of solid wastes using different toxicological test methods. As an outcome, the need for the development of procedures and sets of biological tests was identified. A further characterisation of the toxic threat solid waste may be to the environment is needed.

The aim of present project is to review the research regarding appropriate toxicological, ecotoxicological, and chemical methods used in the hazard assessment of solid wastes to be classified according to the H14 directive. The plan is to evaluate the usefulness and reliability of the test methods and different test batteries. The outcome from these studies will be used in the future hazard assessments solid wastes.
Cell culture
Invertebrate test model

Project leader: Rune Berglind, (FOI)
Partners: Sweco, Ragnsells

Project timeframe: Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2010
Budget: 50 000 €

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Presentation Nov 9, 2009