Segregation of Waste
Of the total waste generated, only 2.9% by weight is hazardous waste as per the relevant Indian statutes. In 2012-13, 99% of this hazardous waste was recycled as detailed below and the balance 1% disposed/stored in accordance with applicable statutes.
All Units have established systems/ procedures to verify the authorisation/ licenses of the hazardous waste recyclers in order to ensure that they are in compliance with legal regulations and norms. Corporate EHS verifies compliance in each of the units, at an interval not exceeding 18 months.
|HAZARDOUS WASTE ITEM||QUANTITY (TONNES)||DISPOSAL|
|Sludge from effluent treatment plant of Paperboards and Specialty Papers factories||18,814||To authorised agencies|
|Empty containers of hazardous chemicals||392||Decontaminated and returned to original suppliers|
|Used oil/waste contaminated with oil/ oil soaked cotton waste||90||To authorised recyclers|
|Used batteries||5||In-house storage|
|108||Returned to original suppliers|
|Spent solvents/ink/ink sludge/ adhesives/Process waste/ Chemical sludge/ Sludge from fuel tanks||87||Recycled|
|179||Incinerated or sent to authorised landfills/stored within the Unit|
|E - Waste||50||Recycled|