From ISO 14001 Environmental Certification Step by Step, Revised First Edition
Operating Procedure No. 3 Waste Handling and Segregation
1. Purpose and Scope
This procedure sets out how wastes that arise across the site shall be segregated and stored so that recovery and recycling can be maximised and the correct disposals made.
All staff are responsible for the correct handling, segregation and storage of waste materials.
Operators in goods inwards are responsible for processing waste plastic sheet.
Operators in the reprocessing area are responsible for emptying rejected bottles of product.
The fork truck driver and labourers are responsible for moving waste containers to the yard, ready for collection.
Office staff are responsible for the segregation of office wastes.
Cleaners are responsible for removing office wastes.
The Purchasing Department, Yard Foreman and Storeman are responsible for the disposal of wastes.
3.1 Waste Segregation
Waste arisings shall be segregated at the point of arising and stored as follows:
To be flattened and stacked on pallets
Plastic sheet packaging
To be de-labelled and baled (see 3.2 below)
Reject bottles, including bottles filled with product
Cages (see 3.4 below)
3.2 Waste Plastic Sheet Packaging
There are scissors at the baling station. All labels shall be removed from the plastic sheet and disposed of as rubbish.
The plastic sheet shall be placed in the wall-mounted baler. When the baler is full, the piston shall...
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