The European Union produces more than 2.5 billion tons of waste annually. Municipal waste accounts for only about one tenth of this. Most of the waste thus comes from industry. This includes tailings from mining, waste from production and trade, construction and demolition waste (including road demolition) and waste requiring special monitoring.
The goal of the European Union is therefore to promote the circular economy. This refers to a model of production and consumption in which existing materials and products are used, refurbished and recycled for as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of the products is extended. In practice, according to the European Union, this means reducing waste to a minimum by reusing it productively over and over again to continue generating value.
In Germany, the Recycling Management Act (KrWG) applies for this reason. The purpose of the Act is to promote the circular economy to conserve natural resources and to ensure the protection of people and the environment in the generation and management of waste. At the beginning there is always the will to get rid of, followed by the meaningful reuse. This makes an important contribution to the implementation of energy and climate policy goals.
As EU Climate Action Commissioner Frans Timmermans points out, a closed loop economy is needed to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, preserve our natural environment and strengthen our economic competitiveness. Today, he said, the economy is still predominantly linear in design, and only 12 percent of secondary materials and resources make their way back into the economy.
We as Trade Waste International GmbH stand for the promotion of the circular economy! In this way, we want to do our part to protect the planet and natural resources. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 12 “Sustainable Consumption and Production” guides our actions. We help companies across all industries manage their waste professionally and are professionals in consistently increasing the safety and profitability of your waste management. We take commercial and industrial waste and put it on the appropriate recycling path. Our focus is on the recycling of waste from production and trade, the disposal and recycling of construction waste and the recycling of power plant residues. We also find optimal solutions for the treatment and disposal of waste from damage situations and accidents and offer the appropriate transport route for every load via our professional Cargo Solutions. Our promise to you: We will find the right recycling for every type of waste and will work for you throughout Germany and internationally.
We are licensed as a trader and broker of hazardous waste by the responsible supervisory authority in accordance with § 54 of the Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management Act. Our expert team organizes and monitors the collection, transport and recycling of waste and is in close contact with you as a company, the authorities and our partners in the waste disposal and recycling industry. Through our large network, we are always able to solve special situations and requirements for you.
One focus of our work is the handling and disposal of so-called hazardous waste. According to the Federal Environment Agency, this includes various types of waste with defined hazard characteristics. The European Waste Catalogue (EWC), which was incorporated into national law in Germany with the Waste Catalogue Ordinance (AVV), is decisive for the designation and classification of waste in the European Union. Hazardous waste poses a risk to health and/or the environment and is subject to special regulations in disposal. Adherence to these disposal routes and procedures ensure safe and environmentally sound destruction of the contained pollutants. Trade Waste International is your experienced service provider and trustworthy partner.
Trade Waste International works for industrial companies as a project partner or on a permanent basis. Upon request, we guarantee complete disposal of your industrial waste throughout the year, no matter what the volume. In this way, we would like to make your life easier and provide you with a high level of planning and legal certainty. For this purpose, we discuss with you the purchase quantity and purchase period as well as the transport conditions and, of course, ensure compliance with all legal requirements, even for complex processes. We offer the development and implementation of operational solutions, such as the repackaging of hazardous materials and chemicals and the classification of waste for transport and further disposal.
If local waste treatment capacities are insufficient or not available at all, we can access our international waste disposal network as a trader and broker of waste. In general, we can also assist you with your cross-border disposal projects and are happy to take on complex mandates. One example of our international activity is our support for the specific disposal and further treatment of overseas containers of highly toxic chemicals from the port of Beirut following the devastating explosion in August 2020. We fully take over the legally obligatory notification procedure and the related communication with you and the authorities according to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal for transboundary movements of wastes requiring a permit and those not on the “Green List”.
The disposal of waste requires special knowledge within the framework of the allocation and provision of waste fractions. In particular, the allocation and provision of special fractions requires special knowledge in the allocation in accordance with the relevant legal provisions in waste legislation:
Further, supplementary acceptance conditions of the disposal facilities, transport regulations, occupational health and safety, etc. must be taken into account.
In particular, the following regulations apply:
TWI has many years of experience and can support you in this task. Especially for the packaging of waste, which is to be carried out in coordination with your company, TWI can refer to special experience. The following service processes are primarily used:
For the services described above, extensive knowledge of both the relevant legal regulations and, to a considerable extent, knowledge of the material properties and further chemical or physical behavior in handling hazardous materials (e.g. when repackaging highly flammable liquids with toxic side hazards) is indispensable.
The service is performed and accompanied by highly qualified personnel with many years of professional experience:
In addition to personnel deployment, additional technical equipment is often required. As part of the assessment, the technical use of pumps, filling equipment, etc. is also checked and applied to the required technical standards. At this point, the material compatibility of the components used, as well as further material properties (e.g. formation of explosive atmospheres, etc.) are checked and taken into account in the planning of the plant technology.
Further, exhaust air technology may be required, which is also taken into account in the planning by means of mobile exhaust air purification systems, etc. are taken into account.
In addition, further technical requirements can be met:
The selection of transport packaging is a particular challenge for all parties involved. Both the relevant transport regulations of the ADR and the acceptance conditions of the disposal facilities must be taken into account.
Hazardous substances that are awaiting disposal are often superimposed and can exhibit altered substance properties. The evaluation or recognition of a possible hazard due to changed substance properties also requires considerable experience in this subject segment. As an ex. can be called the presence of impending polymerization in the case of superimposed polymers.
All transport packaging is finally labeled in accordance with TRGS 201:
If exception 20 is applied, the information on the waste group according to exception 20 as well as the brief description of the hazardous substance are also listed.
Are you interested in our services or do you need further information? Then contact us directly. We are always happy to help you!
Trade Waste International GmbH
Phone: +49 5130 97 27 02-10
Telefax: +49 5130 97 27 02-99