EDI Webinar: Decontamination of hazardous waste in Europe






Given the current situation, created by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), from EDI we are implementing a series of initiatives to continue with the dissemination of the activities and services developed by EDI members.

In this case, the initiative consists of launching a series of educational webinars on technical topics.

Webinars are short and educational sessions (about one hour) hosted online and broadcast live.

Using a specific platform, webinar participants can watch the presentation and follow the speaker’s explanations, as well as interact through a chat and ask their own questions.

EDI Industry Report 2020

The first European Decontamination Industry Report includes a visual overview of Europe’s decontamination industry, forecasts and specific information about the decontamination activity given by the contractors themselves.

This document will be very useful in these uncertain times to have valuable information and take better decisions.

The report is only available in online version to allow an interactive navigation adapted to all devices (mobile, tablet and computer).

EDI Special Publication 2020

The EDI Special Publication 2020 is a reference document with information about why decontamination is necessary and defines what wastes are hazardous and why are dangerous.

The contents are educational articles to promote techniques, working methods and training on decontamination, signed by several experts and collaborators, specialized in this area.

This publication is available in online and hard copy versions through the EDI Library. 


The topics to be discussed during the webinar will be the following:

  • Part 1: Presentation
    • Welcome
    • What is EDI?
    •  Why do we do this webinar?
  • Part 2: EDI Industry Report 2020
    • What is the EDI Industry report 2020?
    • What is included in the EDI Industry report 2020?
    • What is the situation of the decontamination industry, at an European level?
    • What are the main results and conclusions of the EDI Industry Report 2020?
  • Part 3: EDI Special Publication 2020: Decontamination of Hazardous Substance
  • Part 4: Round table about decontamination of hazardous waste in Europe


Dates and timetable

Wednesday, October 14th.

The webinar will have the following timetable (all hours are Brussels time, Central European):

14:45 – The webinar room opens, to check connections

15:00 – Start of the webinar

16:00 – End of the webinar




D. Johan D’Hooghe, manager of the EDA Working Group on Hazardous substances in construction


Participation in this webinar is completely free for all attendees, they just need to register in advance.

WARNING! For security reasons, you must fill out the registration form and access the webinar from an updated browser. The platform does NOT work with Internet Explorer. You can access from any other browser, such as Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxMicrosoft Edge or Safari (on Mac and iOS devices).

For logistical reasons, the number of participants is limited by the platform itself. So, registrations will be accepted in strict order of entry until the technical capacity available is reached for each session.

After filling out the form, you will receive an email of confirmation of your registration.