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A decision tree for waste versus by-products

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A decision tree for waste versus by-products

  1. 1. Commission of the European Communities-On the Interpretative Communication on waste and by- products.21.2.2007 A decision tree for waste versus by-product decisions Is the intended use of the material lawful? Was the material deliberately produced? (Was the production process modified in order to produce the material?) Then material is a product, not a production residue. Material is a waste YES NO YES NO Material is a production residue– tests below apply Is use of the material certain? Material is a waste Material is a waste Material is a waste YES NO NO YES Is the material ready for use without further processing (other than normal processing as an integral part of the production process)? Is the material produced as an integral part of the production process? Then the material is a non-waste by-product NO YES

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