Manual of good practices in waste management

Manual of good practices in waste management

15 of December of 2014

Establish a best practices manual for proper waste management is an effort developed by a company to improve the service it offers.

Measures to minimize the waste generated by systematic or accidental loss are characterized by not requiring major technical changes or interfere with the production process. Focus on minor changes in processes at low cost achieve results in a short space of time.


Besides there are many other environmental benefits by applying best practices in waste management: Improving conditions for job security, increase employee motivation and engage in environmental management, and especially an increase in productivity.

Some examples of good practice in the field of logistics:

  • Adapt the storage of hazardous materials so that it is orderly, accessible, facilitating leak detection and meets the security measures.
  • Establish procedures for loading and unloading, internal transport and transfer.
  • Keep containers, drums and closed tanks.
  • Establish maintenance programs and procedures for carrying out checks on drums and tanks.
  • Use storage tanks and containers as recommended by the manufacturer, and only for its intended purpose.
  • It is advisable to install on all tanks, overflow alarms and relief valves in case of leakage.
  • In storage, ensuring that the distances between incompatible products remain. Have safety sheets and operating procedures.
  • Avoid storing used containers, empty or partially filled.
  • Inspections of warehouses and thus prevent unusable products are stored.
  • Identify and label everything properly, ensure traceability of packaging.
  • Plans to establish control over the shelf life of products.

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