TOS forum, Issue 5, p. 221 (2015)

A European standard for sampling of waste material: EN 14899

Philippe Wavrer*a Bernard Morvanb and Sebastien Louis-Rosec
aCaspeo, 3 avenue Claude Guillemin, 45060 Orlé ;ans Cedex 2, France. E-mail: [email protected]
bTraidema, 36, rue Albert Briand, 35200 Rennes, France. E-mail: [email protected]
cAfnor Normalisation, 93571 La Plaine Saint-Denis Cedex, France. E-mail: [email protected]

Management of waste streams requires knowledge of their intrinsic characteristics, especially with respect to evaluating their response to various treatments, and their potential impacts on the environment. Testing and characterization of wastes allows informed decisions to be made on the appropriate way in which they should be treated, (or not), recovered or disposed. In order to undertake valid tests, it is a requirement that this is based only on representative samples.


(since September 2017)