Waste management and corporate responsibilities and obligation for a safe working environment
Corporate waste management must now be considered an essential obligation. Indeed, through the environment code, France has a legal framework that allows it to make a transition to waste management that preserves the natural environment by setting the responsibilities of companies that are producers of waste.
- Waste management: what are the obligations of companies
- # Focus on the professional stainless steel waste sorting bin
- Prevention and management of business waste: an ecological issue
- Prevention and management of business waste: the different types of bins
Waste collection products
But what are companies legally bound to do? And beyond their obligations, what are their new responsibilities?
As producers of waste, companies are legally required to ensure its management or to have it insured by a third party. This principle of responsibility remains until their recovery or final disposal.
This means that when they entrust their waste to a collector, an operator or a public service, they must ensure that the channel chosen complies with the regulations.
Waste management: what are the obligations of companies
The regulatory obligations of companies, according to the waste management chain, concern in particular:
- the characterization of the waste,
- sorting and separate collection of waste,
- packaging or packaging of hazardous waste,
- labeling of packaging and containers,
- the prohibition to mix hazardous waste with hazardous waste of another category, non-hazardous waste, substances, materials or products which are not waste,
- the verification of the authorizations and approvals of service providers,
- the organization of waste monitoring and traceability according to regulatory tools (waste register, waste monitoring slips).
This responsibility is accompanied by the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) which makes it possible to extend the responsibility of the actors concerned to the collection of waste resulting from the manufactured products that they have placed on the market, and to their treatment. .
# Focus on the professional stainless steel waste sorting bin
- 3 compartments in synthetic material
- Pedal system
- Can be fixed to the wall
- 3 x 8 liters
- Standard garbage bags
The regulatory system encourages stakeholders to improve the design of their products to limit the environmental impact throughout their life cycle, and obliges them to collect and recycle as many products as possible at the end of their life under conditions that respect the environment. environment and human health.
The implementation of the scheme can be self-managed by the “polluters” or entrusted to an eco-organisation which they finance and to which they transfer their responsibilities.
Prevention and management of business waste: an ecological issue
Companies have a responsibility that more and more of them are assuming through a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach. And in terms of waste prevention and management, respect for the environment offers companies a vast field of action.
The linear economic model “make, consume, throw away” has demonstrated its limits by being highly dependent on raw materials and scarce resources. It is also at the origin of a significant production of extremely varied waste by their origin and their nature.
To meet the challenge of transition, the text set itself the aim of “fighting against waste and promoting the circular economy”..
Corporate strategies in favor of responsible waste management constitute, in this specific context, an essential lever for this transition, making it possible to move towards more virtuous production and consumption practices.
Reduction in the use of non-renewable resources, extension of the lifespan of products, limitation of waste, reuse, recycling or recovery of waste.
companies must now have ambitious objectives and be able to demonstrate that they participate concretely in the economy of natural resources and that they respond to current environmental challenges by expressing values or fundamental principles that go beyond the simple framework legal.
Prevention and management of business waste: the different types of bins
Remember to install bins adapted to your waste in the various departments of your company:
- Large container trash can for outdoors and for warehouses.
- Public outdoor bin for gardens and parks
- Professional ashtray bin for your smoking areas
- Outdoor vigipirate trash bag holder for all sensitive points
- Professional kitchen bin compliant with HACCP standards for restaurants and collective kitchens
- Paper basket for your offices
- Pedal bin for toilets and sanitary facilities