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Waste Management Guide for Logistics, Industrial and Office Buildings Tenants

Dear Tenants,
As part of the sustainability efforts of our industrial park and logistics center, it is important to adhere to proper waste management practices. This guide will help you contribute to environmental protection.

1. Adherence to the Waste Hierarchy

Follow the order below for waste management:

  1. Prevention: Aim to minimize waste generation.
    • Regularly review procurement processes to avoid unnecessary purchases. Implement digital solutions instead of paper-based documents.
  2. Reuse: Reuse warehouse and industrial tools and equipment.
    • Organize an internal exchange system for equipment and tools that are no longer in use but still functional in other departments or offices.
  3. Recycling: Collect recyclable materials separately.
    • Place clearly marked bins for recyclable materials and educate employees on proper sorting.
  4. Other Recovery: e.g., energy recovery.
    • Explore options for energy recovery from waste, such as composting biodegradable waste or converting waste to energy.
  5. Disposal: Only if no other option is available.
    • Send waste for disposal only as a last resort, ensuring all other options have been exhausted.

2. Selective Waste Collection

Ensure the separate collection of different types of waste:

  • Paper and Cardboard: Use large containers.
    • Provide separate bins for different types of paper waste, such as white paper, newspaper, and cardboard.
  • Plastic: Use separate bins.
    • Separate different types of plastics (e.g., PET, HDPE) and educate employees on the importance of recycling plastics.
  • Glass: Use separate bins.
    • Provide color-coded bins for different types of glass (e.g., clear, green, brown) to facilitate recycling.
  • Metals: Use separate bins.
    • Collect aluminum and ferrous metals separately and arrange regular pick-ups to recycling facilities.
  • Electronic and Electrical Waste (WEEE): Use special bins.
    • Place special containers for electronic waste and ensure these do not end up in general waste.
  • Hazardous Waste: e.g., batteries, chemicals.
    • Set up secure storage areas for hazardous waste and contract with specialized companies for proper handling and disposal.

3. Packaging Waste

Minimize packaging waste and support its recycling.

  •  Use reusable packaging materials where possible and choose environmentally friendly packaging options. Consider implementing multi-use packaging systems.

4. Electronic and Electrical Waste (WEEE)

Ensure that obsolete electronic equipment is collected and handled properly.

  •  Keep records of outdated electronic equipment and organize regular pick-ups for recycling. Partner with local electronic recycling facilities.

5. Reporting and Record-Keeping

Maintain records of generated waste and report to authorities as required.

  •  Establish an internal recording system to track the quantity and type of waste generated, as well as disposal and recycling data. Prepare regular reports on waste management performance.

6. Handling Hazardous Waste

Collect hazardous waste separately and manage it with specialized companies. Ensure proper storage and transport.

  •  Designate secure, well-marked storage areas for hazardous waste. Ensure that the storage and handling comply with relevant regulations and standards.

7. Awareness and Training

Ensure employees are aware of waste management rules and practices. Provide regular training on proper waste handling.

  •  Organize regular training sessions and workshops for employees on waste management procedures and environmental awareness. Display informative posters and guides at waste collection points.

8. Collaboration with the Facility Operator

Work with us to ensure effective waste management systems that comply with legal requirements.

  •  Hold regular meetings with operators to discuss improvements to waste management systems. Share experiences and suggestions with operators to enhance efficiency.

Thank you for your cooperation and contribution to environmental protection!

Best regards, The Logistics Center/Industrial Park Operator

This document provides detailed and practical guidance for companies in logistics centers and industrial parks to effectively and sustainably manage their waste.

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