According to Art. 21 of the Luxembourg waste management law all operators of corporate installations are obliged to submit to the environmental management upon request a corporate waste management and prevention concept. Within the frame of the “Commodo-Incommodo Law", a corporate waste management and prevention plan is required in all cases subject to authorization.
Whether for acids or brines, paint and lacquer remainders, solvents or glues, herbicides, drugs or household cleaners, neon tubes or batteries, aerosols or gas bottles…. Many products that we use in daily life contain substances that are dangerous for the environment and are toxic. These products do not belong into the household waste as waste disposal sites and incinerators in Luxembourg are not equipped for the disposal of these products. If dangerous substances are disposed off in the household waste, they can get into the air, soil or ground water and harm the environment and our health.
Older refrigerators generally contain 2 different CFCs: in the refrigerating part as cooling agent and in the isolation layer as gas propellant for foam material. If CFCs are set free, they are mainly damageable to the ozone layer protection the earth from hard UV rays. If the ozone layer is damaged, these UV rays can penetrate to the ground and harm human beings, animals and plants (for instance causing skin cancer).