The current publication focued on exposure to asbestos, more sustainable treatment methods and prevention.
In Flanders the current policy for non-friable asbestos is double-bagging, labelling and landfilling, while friable asbestos has to be cemented before disposal. As such, the problem by landfilling all asbestos waste is not eliminated but merely postponed to future generations. Furthermore, the technique requires a lot of space, the need for desposal spacelinked with the current policy for treating ACW in Flanders, is conflicting with the idea of sustainable land use and recycling and closing material cycles. Based on this study, two promising techniques were selected that could be studied in more detail, resulting in a possible implementation in Flanders: plasma-torch vitrification and denaturation