light tubes and spent oil from internal transport. Since 1997 the specific quantity of hazardous waste has increased from 260 tonnes to 581 tonnes in 1999. This increase is due to the improved sorting procedures used to separate the various sources of was te and the introduction of improved methods of measurement. 5.8 Incidents In spite of Heineken's environmental management system a number of incidents nonetheless occurred in 1998 and 1999. Heineken reported these incidents to the relevant local competent authorities. Measures to provide solutions for the relevant problems have since either been initiated or completed. The statutory limits applicable to the quality of the wastewater were exceeded on a number of occasions by Mouterij Albert (Belgium) and the Zlaty Bazant (Slovakia) and Pivara Skopje (Macedonia) breweries. The three companies concerned, expect that these problems will be resolved within one year. In 1998, as a result of problems with the water-injection system of the gas turbines in the co-generation plant, the Zoeterwoude (the Netherlands) brewery temporarily exceeded the standards for the emissions of nitrogen-oxides. The problem was resolved during the first quarter of 1999 and the Zoeterwoude brewery is now again in full compliance with the Dutch standards for nitrogen-oxide emissions. Two incidents at Heineken's Dutch soft drink manufacturing subsidiary Vrumona resulted in the permitted levels for the quality of the wastewater being exceeded fora brief period of time. In both instances corrective measures were rapidly imple- IN LINE WITH THE CUSTOMARY PRACTICE AT ALL OUR BREWERIES, GLASS WASTE - ORIGINATING FROM BREAKAGE AND BOTTLES REJECTED DURING THE BOT TLING PROCESS - IS COLLECTED IN HUNGARY READY FOR RECYCLING. EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE 55

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