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The European Landfill Directive (the three point test)

Test

Reason Compliant

Test

1.The waste must go through a physical, thermal, chemical or biological process including sorting

Qualifies as a:

  • Physical process - absorbs and immobilises
  • Biological process – Eliminator Absorbent contains hydrocarbons reducing microbes that rapidly degrade sorbed hydrocarbon into simpler compounds and eventually, carbon dioxide, water & benign in organics

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2. The Characteristics of the waste must change to reduce its hazardous nature

  • Produces negligible leach ate
  • Will not release under compaction
  • Reduces flammable vapours
  • Degrades the contaminant

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3. The process must facilitate the waste handling or recovery

  • Encapsulates and immobilises the hydrogen

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Under current guidelines, Eliminator Absorbent meets all the objectives of the E.U. Landfill Directive and meets the requirements of the ‘Three Point Test’

Treatment / Absorbent

Test 1 - Process Type

Test 2 - Reduce Hazardous Nature

Test 3 - Facilitate Handling or Recovery

Meets Directive Requirements

Reason Unacceptable

Eliminator Absorbent

Physical & Biological

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None

Sawdust Based Products

Physical

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Article 5(4) Characteristic not changed

Calcined Clay, Bentonite Clay

Physical

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Article 5(4) Characteristic not changed

Sand

Physical

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Article 5(4)

The term pre – treatment simply means to either:-

  • Reduce its volume
  • Reduce its hazardous nature
  • Facilitate its handling
  • Enhance its recovery

 

Click here to view your waste – your responsibility, by the Environment Agency, the Factsheet for general business.

                        

                                   

 
 
 
 
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