A. Jagusiewicz, P. Olszaniecki, Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection, Warsaw, Poland

 The purpose of this paper is to identify European and state (Polish) legislation and standards referring to handling with ashes from combustions plants as well as to show some trends in treatment practices related to CCPs in Europe. There are identified two main pieces of legislation on ashes treatment: Waste Directive and REACH Regulation and benefits and disadvantages of using them. Further you can read about current trends in ash utilization in Europe. The results of this analysis can be used to find out what entrepreneurs from outside Europe shall do to be able to enter the European market.