Last edited 29 Dec 2021

End-of-waste

Redefining value, The manufacturing revolution, Remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and direct reuse in the circular economy, published by the United Nations Environment Programme in 2018, suggests end-of-waste (EOW) refers to: ‘…conditions under which certain specified waste shall cease to be waste (per Directive 2008/98/EC), specifically: when it has undergone a recovery, including recycling; the substance or object is commonly used for specific purposes; a market or demand exists for such a substance or object; the substance or object fulfills the technical requirements for the specific purposes and meets the existing legislation and standard applicable to products; and the use of the substance or object will not lead to overall adverse environmental or human health impacts. (Directive 2008/98/EC).’

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