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1 Waste Management Hazardous Waste

2 The topics of today Rules and regulations Hazardous Waste Dangerous Goods Security advisement The work of SEKA Miljöteknik Laboratory waste Questions, comments, views and ideas

3 Askewed balance-Environmental changes

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5 Organization

6 Miljöbalken The Environmental Code History of Miljöbalken 1860 Water and sewage 1967 Swedish Environmental Protection Agency 1969 Environmental Protection Law 1982 Law for Public health 1987 Law for Natural Resources 1992 Agenda Miljöbalken Miljöbalken was instituted 1999 and replaced the 15 different laws within the area of environmental concerns.

7 The 5 cornerstones of Miljöbalken 1.Health and environment are to be protected 2.Areas of Natural and cultural significance are to be protected 3.Biodiversity must be preserved 4.Conservation of land and water must be achieved 5.Reuse and recycling should be encouraged

8 What is Hazardous Waste? Environmentally Hazardous-Alien to nature, wide spread, long term effects Hazardous Waste – A broader term of environmentally hazardous Carcinogenic Toxic Corrosive Ecotoxic Infectious Flammable

9 Examples of Hazardous Waste Mercury Solvents Waste oils Photo chemicals Pesticides Acids Caustics Ammonia Various Chemicals

10 Dangerous Goods All Waste that is Dangerous Goods is Hazardous Waste but all Hazardous Waste is not Dangerous Goods

11 Dangerous Goods Substances or objects that due to their chemical or physical properties can be harmful to humans, animals or the environment Examples: Gasoline, fireworks, paint

12 ADR-S The regulations of transport of Dangerous Goods What laws regulate the transportation of Dangerous Goods?

13 Regulations for transporting Dangerous Goods… …includes loading and offloading and any storage and handling that has any connection to the transportation.

14 Danger pictograms

15 Dangerous Goods, sender responsibility Ensure that Goods are klassified and permitted for transport Use appropriate and approved packaging Ensure correct labelling Ensure the paperwork for the transport

16 Dangerous Goods, transporter responsibility Ensure that Goods are permitted for transport Ensure that all documents are in order Ensure proper labelling and packaging Ensure that cargo and security measures are met.

17 Dangerous Goods, recipient responsibility Ensure that goods correspond to documents. Ensure that cleaning and security measures are met Ensure that any vehicular labels are removed.

18 Security advisor Legislation since 1996 The purpose is to strenghten the safety issues regarding the handling of Dangerous Goods. Works to prevent incidents Report to The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency Implement routines Annual Report

19 Waste Management Specific substances Autoclaving Hospital Hazardous Waste Trash Waste portal

20 Safety Data Sheets KLARA Substance information Properties Safety measures Accidents Waste disposal Miscellaneous

21 Hazardous Substances Picric Acid Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant). Hazardous in case of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator). Corrosive to eyes and skin. Picric acid and bases form explosive salts. Ethyl ether Store in a segregated and approved area. Keep container in a cool, well- ventilated area. Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use. Avoid all possible sources of ignition (spark or flame). Do not store above 30°C (86°F). Hygroscopic; keep container tightly closed. Air Sensitive Sensitive to light. Phosphine FLAMMABLE GAS. POISONOUS PYROPHORIC. MAY CAUSE FLASH FIRE. MAY BE FATAL IF INHALED. MAY CAUSE TARGET ORGAN DAMAGE, BASED ON ANIMAL DATA. CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE. Dimethyl sulphate According to local regulations

22 Other Waste Recycling Combustible waste Hospital Hazardous Waste GMO

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25 So, what happens to the waste?

26 Destruction Water Oils Solvents Chemicals Hospital Hazardous Waste Conventional Waste Treatment

27 Questions?


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