The Council regulation (UE) 31 Of March 2011 n. 333/2011 regulates the requirements/standards to establish when scrap iron, steel and aluminum, included scrap of aluminum alloys, stop being a waste and become again a product and it’s the first Eu document in terms of ‘’cessation of waste qualification’’ in particular for the sector of scrap. The regulation marks an important improvement, starting to end the concept of ‘’all waste’’ and representing a prerequisite for the correct development of the procedures of recycling and for the saving of natural raw materials. The centre of the regulation n. 333/2011 is constituted by the articles 3 -4 and with the attachments I (Scrap Iron and Steel ) and II (scrap aluminum) establish respectively the standards on scrap iron, steel and aluminum end to be a waste. The Regulation n. 333/2011 is applied for the only systems that effectuate recovery operations of wastes constituted by metal scrap, steel, aluminum and aluminum alloys and not to the primary producers of these wastes. The directives become law in Italy relative to the disposal of waste (end of waste) deal with , for the first time, the subject of the suspension of waste’s quality. These directives establish four general requirements that a waste has to satisfy at the end of the recovery operation to be not considered as such, that is:
- Offer a common service for determined and specific aims;
- Have a market or a demand;
- Satisfy technical requirement for specific aims that it’s intended to respect the regulations and the current standards applicable to the products;
- Not involve with its use of the total negative impacts on the environment or on human health.