Waste, by-product, end of waste, waste recovery, asphalt, penetration macadam
The Draft Decree stipulating the conditions under which bituminous mixtures and recovered penetration macadam are a by-product or cease to be waste
The aim of the Draft is to stipulate the criteria by which the defined types of waste cease to be waste. The Draft defines these criteria for bituminous mixtures and for recovered penetration macadam. The ability to stipulate, at the national level, criteria under which material may be a by-product (and not waste) or waste may cease to be waste and the essential requirements for such criteria is based on Article 5(3) and Article 6(3) of Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives, as amended by Directive (EU) 2018/851.
The aim of the Draft is to simplify the reuse of demolition materials — asphalt and penetration macadam. The reuse of bituminous mixtures or penetration macadam generates significant savings in primary raw materials costs, disposal costs in landfills and the cost of permitting a waste facility. At the same time, the use of recovered bituminous mixtures and recovered penetration macadam has positive environmental impacts in terms of saving primary raw materials (non-renewable natural resources) and reducing waste from bituminous mixtures that are disposed of in landfills.
Keywords: waste, by-product, end of waste, waste recovery, asphalt, penetration macadam.