Industrial waste is generated from industrial activity and comprises any material that has become unusable throughout the manufacturing process from factories, mills, and mining operations.
It includes dirt and gravel, bricks and concrete, scrap metal, oil, solvents, chemicals, scrap wood, and even food waste from restaurants. Industrial waste can be solid, liquid, or semi-solid, separated into hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste.
Let’s go through,
- What is Hazardous and Non-hazardous industrial waste?
- How does Recykal ensure end-end channelling of industrial waste?
What is Hazardous Waste?
Hazardous waste is any physical, chemical, biological, reactive, poisonous, combustible, explosive, or corrosive waste that risks human health or the environment.
It comprises waste generated throughout commercial product manufacturing, such as petroleum refining, pharmaceutical production, petroleum, paint, aluminium, electronic items, etc. According to the study, almost 74.6 lakh tonnes of hazardous waste are generated annually in India.
When treating hazardous waste, it can be disposed of at a facility established by the waste generators or at Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs). In 17 states and union territories, there are 40 facilities for treating, storing, and disposing of hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste such as lead-acid battery scraps, used oil, waste oil, wasted catalyst, etc., and other waste such as waste tires, paper waste, metal scrap, etc., are utilised as raw material and supplementary resource for material and energy recovery by companies interested in recycling such waste. Therefore, it is always better to recycle or recover these materials rather than dispose of them in landfills or by incineration.
Also Read: How is hazardous waste generated?
What is Non-hazardous waste?
Non-hazardous waste, as the name implies, is not dangerous, yet it nevertheless has a negative effect on the environment. It must be disposed of appropriately to comply with the rules.
It includes household waste, such as food and bathroom waste, and corporate waste, such as waste from factories and farms.
Waste might be obnoxious, but it isn’t harmful. Healthcare waste that is dirty but poses no risk to human or environmental health can be included in this category.
Types of Non-hazardous waste
- Waste is generated by burning fossil fuels, such as coal ash, natural gas sludge, the byproducts of mining and mineral processing, and crude oil.
- Industrial waste
- Electronic waste
- Medical waste
- Agriculture waste
- Municipal and solid waste
- Construction debris
- Scrap tires
How does Recykal ensure end-to-end channelling of industrial waste?
It is difficult for industries to manage waste across different providers because they lack standard documentation, waste data, and relevant analytics.
Poor material traceability makes it difficult to plan and store waste management on-site when frequent but irregular pick-ups occur.
An end-to-end solution for all industrial waste management, including documentation and payment, as well as ensuring waste disposal by CPCB/SPCB requirements, is provided.
Recykal handles plastic waste, paper waste, E-waste, metal waste, hazardous waste, expired and end-of-life products.