Construction and Demolition (C&D) materials consist of the debris generated during the construction, renovation and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges. EPA promotes a Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) approach that identifies certain C&D materials as commodities that can be used in new building projects, thus avoiding the need to mine and process virgin materials.
Waste of Defects. One of the easiest wastes to identify is waste of defects. This type of waste can lead to rework, salvage and scrap within your company. You will end up with an even bigger problem if one of these defects gets out to the field. Because of this high risk potential, waste of defects can be the most costly of all the wastes.
The problems that may be created by e-waste are compounded by modern technology’s continuous flux and obsolescence. Frequent replacement of mobile phones and computers are but a few examples. As such, e-waste poses a critical issue in terms of solid waste management.
What is hazardous waste? An item is considered hazardous if it is: flammable; toxic; explosive; corrosive; radioactive. Common examples include most chemicals, paint, acid, batteries, bulbs and gas cylinders. Learn more about how to Reduce hazardous waste. How to dispose of hazardous waste. Do not put hazardous waste in your kerbside rubbish or recycling bin.
Understanding the Four Characteristics of Hazardous Waste. When it comes to hazardous waste disposal and management, understanding the waste your organization generates is imperative. Hazardous waste is heavily regulated, and thus cannot just be tossed out with your everyday trash. To know if you’re handling hazardous waste, the first step is to assess its characteristics.
Inappropriate processing-- Overly elaborate and expensive equipment is wasteful if simpler machinery would work as well. Excessive inventory wastes resources through costs of storage and maintenance. Unnecessary motion-- Resources are wasted when workers have to bend, reach or walk distances to do their jobs.
Solid waste comprising of garbage and rubbish (such as bottles, cans, clothing, compost, disposables, food packaging, food scraps, newspapers and magazines, and yard trimmings) that originates from private homes or apartments. It may also contain household hazardous waste. Also called domestic waste or residential waste.
Liquid waste is any form of liquid residue that is hazardous for people or the environment. It can be bulky or sludgy, or even purely liquid, such as with laboratories’ waste. Usually, this waste form comes from restaurants, cars, homes, any facility that includes washing machines or laboratories, or industrial buildings that utilize tank-clearing operations.
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Waste of Overproduction Waste of overproduction is considered the worst of the 7 wastes of lean manufacturing. When the basic concepts of Just In Time are considered, which are building what is needed, when it's needed, in the quantity needed, it's no wonder waste of overproduction is considered the worst waste.
Waste Management is committed to providing environmentally responsible solutions for handling electronics waste. Waste Management is committed to: preventing e-waste from entering municipal incinerators or landfills; preventing the export of e-waste to developing countries; providing visible tracking of e-waste throughout the product recycling chain.
Recycling is processing used materials (waste) into new, useful products. This is done to reduce the use of raw materials that would have been used. Recycling also uses less energy and and great way of controlling air, water and land pollution.
EPA excludes certain solid wastes from the definition of hazardous waste. If a material meets an exclusion from the definition of hazardous waste, it is not regulated as a hazardous waste, even if the material technically meets a listing or exhibits a characteristic that would normally meet this definition.
In a chemical accident in Hungary, toxic waste reached a nearby river. Photograph by Darko Bandic, AP Hazardous wastes are poisonous byproducts of manufacturing, farming, city septic systems, construction, automotive garages, laboratories, hospitals, and other industries.
Transportation waste is the unnecessary movement of parts, double-handling of materials, or shuffling of inventory to get access to the right components. Transportation waste is one of the seven wastes that Taiichi Ohno identified as barriers to flow.
This form of waste relates to any movement that is excessive or unnecessary. It can be as small as turning around to reach for a tool or a file, or as extreme as walking from one end of the building to another (multiple times in a day) in order to deliver a document that could be sent electronically.
In order to begin an understanding of inventory as waste we first must define clearly the term. Strategic inventory is the amount of inventory needed to make product. Anything above or beyond that number is waste. Even though inventory is on the Balance Sheet as an asset the unnecessary portion of it must be thought of as waste.
Waste of Waiting. Waste of waiting can be found in many forms. It can be very obvious in some situations, yet very difficult to see in others. Some of the more obvious forms of waiting will be evident when there are component shortages on a production line, or when a machine is down.