a company has a quntity of waste oil and cleaning chemicals and ask you what are the rules they need to follow for disposal in victoria.what is your advice?
how would you start ? what do you need to know? any issues? PartB: design of sticker to…?
this assignment has 2 part A and B please see page 6 to start this assignment 1 please follow the structure carefully
Sustainability and Waste Management
We all produce garbage as a part of everyday living but we do n
normally think too much about it. We just put our bins on the n
strip every week and the council arranges for someone to pick u
garbage and take it away.
However, we all have to start thinking about the things we thro
away because garbage disposal has become a major economic and
environmental problem for us all in the 21
In December 2009 three (3) Workers were critically
injured after an explosion at a medical waste disposal
facility in the ACT.
This case was this week settled in the ACT Supreme
Court for $6.6 million.
The following is a summary of the main, key issues
and learnings from this case.
The Waste Generator failed to inform the Waste
Transporter that the cosmetic waste in the bins
collected on the day of the incident included
pressurised aerosol cans.
The Waste Generator did not have a sorting system
to segregate cosmetic waste in order to prevent
pressurised cans entering the disposal stream;
The Waste Generator knew, or ought to have
known, the risks involved in the disposal of
The Waste Generator did not provide
instruction or training to its employees on the
risks of disposal of certain products; and
It was also argued that the Waste Transporter
(who was also the Waste Processor) failed to
take practical steps to ensure that
pressurised aerosol cans were not shredded.
2 main considerations
Manage correctly what you have
Avoid/reduce as much as possible
Write down a definition of
What Is Waste?
Something we do not need any more
Stuff we throw out
Items that need treatment / disposal
No singular definition and/or meaning of what is
Or as Carl Sagan said,
“stuff we are too
stupid to use”
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