Definition: Preparatory operations (or activities) (of waste)

Environment

Includes preparatory activities prior to any recovery or disposal operation, such as blending, mixing, repackaging, temporary storage, etc. that change the characteristics of the waste in order to reduce its volume or hazardous nature, facilitate its handling or enhance recovery.
Source:
Joint OECD/Eurostat Questionnaire 2002 on the State of the Environment, section on Waste
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