Disposal of industrial nanowaste

Basic principles of an implementation aid for the environmentally compatible and safe disposal of industrial nanowaste. 

In the fall of 2010, the FOEN-appointed “Disposal of nanowaste” task force, with representatives from the cantons, federal offices as well as industrial and waste management associations, published the draft conceptual study “Environmentally compatible and safe disposal of waste generated by the manufacture as well as the industrial and commercial processing of synthetic nanomaterials”.

The draft paper contains existing knowledge, provides recommendations on the handling of commercial/industrial waste containing free or releasable nanomaterials and helps determine the correct methods of disposal. Beyond that, the paper identifies knowledge gaps and areas requiring further research.

Further information can be found under ‘Documents’ and ‘Links’.

Last modification 09.08.2018

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