Cost Saving Asbestos Bags Suppliers Providing Non Compliant Asbestos Bags

The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), which approves and certifies UN‑approved packaging, has discovered that some suppliers of asbestos bags are cutting costs by removing the background colour from labels when pre‑printing them onto bags.

The labels must be exactly as described in Chapter of ADR ADR2021_Vol2e.pdf (, otherwise they are in breach of the CDG Regs when asbestos waste is transported,

VCA will be issuing a guidance note to remind packaging manufacturers of their responsibilities when they print labels onto packaging.

All NORAC members should make sure to check their asbestos waste packaging, to ensure that it complies.