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​​​Reform of the existing legislative framework on the management of hazardous waste

​​​Reform of the existing legislative framework on the management of hazardous waste


​Country: Greece

Region: Greece
Duration: January 2005 – April 2006

Client: HELLENIC REPUBLIC, Ministry of Environment, City Planning and Public Works

Main characteristics:

  • Reform of the applicable legislation (JMD 19396/1546/1997 and JMD 113944/1944/1997) on hazardous waste so that the new regulations will effectively contribute to the simplification and expedition of the management procedures
  • Drawing-up of a new National Planning on hazardous waste management and a Framework of Technical Specifications including the following general modules:
  • General/ Objectives of the National Planning
  • Policies and legislation on hazardous waste management
  • Current status in Greece
  • National plan on hazardous waste management
  • Framework of Technical Specifications including the general directions of the hazardous waste management
  • Required actions for the continuous monitoring and updating of the National Plan on hazardous waste management

Important environmental issues:

  • Hazardous waste sources, origin, types and produced quantities, management practices, forecasts
  • Hazardous waste policies and management practices at an international level, community policy and legislation on hazardous waste management, national environmental policy and legislation on hazardous waste management
  • Basic principles to be observed during hazardous waste management, targets set during hazardous waste management, preventive tools during hazardous waste management, hazardous waste management forms, requirements for the application of the National Management Plan, management body, observance control of the National Management Plan)

Similar projects: 

  • Basic principles of the legislative framework on non-hazardous solid waste
  • Environmental study for the renewal of validity of approved environmental terms for the disposal of non-hazardous industrial waste of the industrial plant TOSOH HELLAS SA and exploration of additional alternative waste disposal methods