Waste management is a complex issue both in civil and industrial fields.
In industrial waste management, in particular, they are treated with a series of very different wastes, often dangerous or requiring special treatment by law, and precise disposal or recovery, all of them spiced up with a large number of bureaucratic requirements that they are often not easy to understand and manage.
The intention of the legislator, in this case, is to avoid behaviors that could have serious consequences for the environment, due to the volumes, the dangerousness or the contamination that the waste in question can produce, which is not something insignificant.
Unfortunately, today there are still compartments in companies that are not compatible with sustainable waste management. Therefore, those who want – as it should be – comply with the law and, above all, have a correct attitude both from an ethical and an environmental point of view, must provide for a complete, conscious and often sufficiently complete management of waste as to achieve its objectives and comply with the regulations of the sector.
The consequences of improper waste management.
Why, taking into account the above, is it still quite common to find incorrect waste management in different companies?
One reason is that failure to comply with the law or regulations is undoubtedly advantageous from a purely economic point of view. In other words: not respecting the law (neither the environment nor public health) saves money and increases profit margins.
But what about those who want to comply with the rules?
As we have said before, waste management is a complex matter where it is very easy to make mistakes even in good faith. The complexity derives in part from the characteristics of the sector and is inescapable (the great variety of types of waste and the different possibilities of recovery or disposal are an example), in part from the different regulations that, as is often the case, in a attempt to make life more difficult for those who want to circumvent the rules, they tend to complicate even those who want to comply with the law.
The importance of entrusting waste management to reliable entities.
As we have seen, waste management can become a complex activity, which must be treated appropriately to avoid problems that, remember, can also give rise to criminal proceedings, especially when it comes to waste classified as hazardous.
For this reason, it is vitally important to entrust the service to reliable and experienced professionals who can guarantee the correct elimination or recovery of all types of waste present in the company: also because, it must be remembered, the responsibility for an infraction in this area always lies with those who produce the waste -or, rather, also those who produce it-, who cannot be excluded from the game in the event that they are found to be improperly managed.
Therefore, the need arises to guarantee that the waste collection activities within the company are carried out correctly, so that it can also be transported, eliminated or started the recovery in accordance with the regulations of each of waste.
The activities of the company must be analyzed together with the client to clearly define the procedures for the delivery of each waste, the personnel must receive adequate training to be able to follow the rules and each step must be predetermined so that the possibility of error is minimized and, therefore, of sanction.
As we see it, waste management is a complex reality, which needs qualified professionals to advise and work with companies.