Article 12.

1.

It is forbidden to leave wastes behind or manage them in violation of the requirements contained in this Decree or its implementing orders.

2.

It is forbidden to use or consume materials in violation of the requirements contained in this Decree or its implementing orders.

3.

Natural or legal persons who manage waste are under the obligation to take all measures which can reasonably be taken to prevent danger to the health of persons or the environment, in particular risks to water, air, soil, plants and animals, noise or odour nuisance, damage to the countryside or places of special interest, or reduce this danger to the extent possible.

The Government of Flanders may specify these measures further.

4.
The natural or legal person who manages asbestos-containing materials is obliged to take all measures that can reasonably be taken to prevent, or to limit as much as possible the danger to human health or the environment, in particular the risk to water, air and soil.


Material suspected of containing asbestos is regarded as material containing asbestos unless the absence of asbestos can be demonstrated with certainty on the basis of valid sampling and analysis. Material suspected of containing asbestos is understood to mean: material that may contain asbestos on the basis of prior knowledge and an assessment with the naked eye.


The Government of Flanders may describe the measures stated in the first paragraph in more detail.