ITA [Hrsg.], (2015) What´s 'nano' doing in the waste? ITA dossier no. 18en (December 2015; Authors: Daniela Fuchs, André Gazsó).
-> An increasing number of products contain nanomaterials which end up in the waste sooner or later. To this day, their effects are still unknown. -> There is hardly any information on substances and quantities of nanomaterials used in mass products. -> This poses challenges for both Austrian waste management and legislation. -> Proposed solutions include the introduction of a standardised register for quantities of nanomaterials in products, consumer-friendly labelling and control of work safety in the waste sector.
Publication type:
policy brief
Publication date:
2015-12-16
Publication URL:
http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ita-dossiers/ita-dossier018en.pdf
Institute:
Institute of Technology Assessment (OeAW ITA)
Country:
AT