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The ITM School’s procedure for waste management, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

This document is a translation. In case of a discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English version of the decision, the Swedish original will prevail.

PROCEDURE
Decisionmaker
: Head of School
Valid from:   12 april 2019
Changed from: 8 mars 2021
Reference number: M-2019-0812 1.2
Responsible for review and questions: Business controller, ITM

The ITM School’s procedure for waste management, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

1. Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to describe how waste that occurs at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering must be handled according to binding requirements to minimise negative environmental impact.

2. Scope/Delimitation

The procedure relates to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, at the ITM School. This is a local procedure; refer to KTH’s central procedure (Swedish)  for more detailed information.

3. Responsibility

  • Heads of school are responsible for ensuring that waste management is controlled and functions within the framework of ITM.
  • The operations controller is responsible for establishing and implementing the procedure.
  • The department’s/unit’s caretaker is responsible for submitting proposals for updating the procedure as necessary.
  • ITM employees are responsible for ensuring waste is handled according to established procedures and binding requirements.

4. Implementation

As far as possible, the ITM school must minimise the amount of waste in the operation. The waste hierarchy must serve as a guide; i.e. we must prevent the occurrence of waste by working according to the following:

  • Minimise the occurrence of waste
  • Reuse materials, equipment, furniture, etc.
  • Recycle materials through sorting at source
  • Recover energy by incinerating household waste
  • Send to refuse dump

All personnel must sort their own waste at the recycling point or in designated bins located in the lab. If no designated recycling point is available, contact technical personnel, the chemicals coordinator or the department’s/unit’s caretaker .

  • Paper is discarded in paper bins in the copy rooms M119 and N109.
  • Cardboard boxes can be folded and placed in the designated trolley in the mail room M119 or directly in the recycling room M025.
  • Batteries are left in the designated box in M119 or directly in bins in the recycling room M025.
  • Bulbs are sorted into bins in the recycling room M025.
  • Toner is left in the designated box in the mail room M119 or directly in the recycling room M025.
  • Corrugated cardboard can be left in the mail room M119 or direct in the recycling room M025.
  • Metal is left in the recycling room M025 (not residual metals from operations).
  • Residual metals from operations can be left in a marked waste container in the recycling room M030.
  • Hard and soft plastic is sorted into containers in the recycling room M025 or placed in the intended box in M119. Plastic cans can be left in containers in recycling room M030.
  • Household waste is discarded in the refuse bins in the kitchens N114 and M129.
  • Chemicals must remain in the place/cabinet where, according to Klara, the chemicals are located. During the annual inventory, the chemicals that are no longer required must be removed from Klara. Destruction is carried out by SEKA Miljöteknik AB. Central Chemical Procedures (Swedish)
  • Ceramics can be disposed of in a marked waste container in the M030 recycling room.
  • Electronic scrap small parts can be left in the designated box in the mail room M119 or M025.
  • Old oil order destruction by SEKA Miljöteknik AB.
  • Old samples that are baked into Bakelite or plastic can be left in a metal-labeled waste container in the recycling room M030.
  • Bulky waste contact the Service Centre, who will order collection by KTH’s tradesman’s group. In the event of large quantities, the Service Centre will order a container from SUEZ.

KTH UA is responsible for collection from the recycling room M025.

ITM Service Center is responsible for collecting from recycling room M030, copier room M119 and N109.

Deviations and proposals for improvements regarding the handling of flammable and explosive materials must be reported to the relevant manager for a decision on action, and via the case handling system accessible via the intranet. Report deviations, proposals for improvements and compliance with legislation in conjunction with the School’s management review of environmental and sustainability work.

5. Amendments log

Approved version

Document date

Amendment

Name

02

14/03/2018

Updating of amendments to recycling procedures as well as amendments due to ISO 14001:2015

Eva Werner Sundén

03

21/03/2019

Reorganisation of environmental management work. Procedure entered in new document template

Christina Carlsson (Head of Administration), Charlotte Flodin, Sara Pettersson

04

06/06/2019

Updated links

Charlotte Flodin

05

15/10/2019

Updated implementation, sorting waste

Eva Werner Sundén, Charlotte Flodin

06 08/03/2021 Updated implementation, sorting waste Eva Werner Sundén
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