More storage capacity, smart waste tracking and solutions for substances of Very High Concern

The chemical and pharmaceutical industries have specific needs when it comes to waste management. Waste must leave the production site safely but as quickly as possible to avoid risks. Waste always has a long way to go and must be fully traceable from source to final processing. This is even a priority for hazardous, sensitive or very worrying waste. Waste partners have to invest in the necessary infrastructure, tools and knowledge sharing to meet these needs.

More storage capacity

Waste treatment and management partners receive sensitive and hazardous substances, temporarily store them and repackage them where necessary while waiting for transport to the final processing location. In order to be able to continue to meet the demands of industry, investing in extra storage capacity is needed. New platforms provide both more and better pre-treatment and additional storage capacity for waste products that are subsequently treated thermally. Acceptance tanks and quality tanks should be available to receive liquid industrial waste. In case of calamities, buffer tanks complete the picture to guarantee acceptance.

Smart and efficient waste tracking

A track & trace system to ensure full traceability of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams is crucial when the focus is on safe waste treatment and management. The tracking system enables both the customer and waste supplier to check and trace the entire flow from the creation of the waste to its final processing. Thanks to the tracking reports, the customer gets valuable insights into their stock management, where and how waste types and volumes are released, and the necessary safety information remains visible. This enables the waste supplier, together with their customers, to focus on safe and sustainable waste management in every step of the chain.

Safe policy framework for substances of Very High Concern

Ensuring the sustainable treatment of waste products is crucial so that they cannot be released back into society. Some waste flows may contain substances of very high concern (SVHC)) which are dangerous for people and the environment. Waste partners of the large industry are supporting them in finding strategic and practical solutions. Working together is the best solution in this respect. That is why regular consult with the entire waste industry, authorities and its customers to roll out a safe and sustainable SVHC policy is the best approach. Risk management is at the forefront here. Thanks to high-tech installations, waste suppliers can fulfill their role as 'gatekeeper' within the circular economy so that these harmful substances do not find their way into the food or materials chain.

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