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Leading Norwegian Institute Reports Low Leaching Of Toxicants From REC Panels

The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) has conducted laboratory studies on a REC panel to determine the leaching values lie within the limits for disposal at a landfill for ordinary waste. In accordance with Norwegian waste regulations standard characterization tests were conducted to determine the appropriate waste stream for the panels. REC’s preferred method of disposal is always to recycle, but if this is not available the NGI report concludes that due to the low toxicity of REC panels they can be safely disposed of in landfill. The report’s findings are based on industry accepted tests for most of Europe so this report can be used as a useful reference to determine the best disposal method under your local regulations.