Learning about the waste produced by one’s facility is essential for all production companies, regardless of their size or sector.
As a matter of fact, Italian Legislative Decree 152/2006 establishes the producer’s responsibility of proper waste management: indeed, the producer is obliged to classify said waste by attributing the EWC code (European Waste Catalogue) and any hazard characteristics.
Waste management is therefore followed from a document point of view (such as the in and out register, SISTRI tracking system registration and use etc.) and from the physical point of view (such as packaging and labelling, compliance with temporary deposit requirements and dangerous goods transport).
The critical point of the issue certainly concerns waste classification, as incorrect classification drastically affects management from the point of view of the environment, safety and transport.