Enterprise waste management practices: implementing a waste management system

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30686/1609-9192-2021-5-94-98
T.S. Sakhapova , K.O. Baranova, M.I. Khusnutdinov, V.A. Tikhonov
AZOTTECH LLC, Moscow, Russian Federation
Russian Mining Industry №5 / 2021 р. 94-98Читать на русскоя языке

Abstract: Protecting the occupational environment is a top priority in manufacturing of any kind of products and provision of various types of services. Environmental protection plays a significant role in the mining industry, as increasing extraction of minerals involves growing amounts of waste and environmental pollution. In 2019 alone, industrial waste generation in the Russian Federation peaked at 7.75 billion tonnes. AZOTTECH LLC is currently handling industrial waste associated with the production and use of chemicals for drilling and blasting operations, scrap from machine-building plants, etc. The article reports on the volumes of industrial waste of each hazard class for 2019-2020 and provides a forecast of the volumes for 2021. The reduction in volumes has been achieved through the implementation of a waste management system. In addition, the paper presents statistics on the reduction in the disposal costs, calculated according to the tariffs of each region where the company's subsidiaries are located. An analysis of the factors reducing the volume and cost of waste management has been performed. Upon implementation of the waste management structure, the costs decreased by 2.5 times, and the amount of waste was reduced by two times.

Keywords: production waste, consumer waste, hazard class, recycling, disposal, waste management, environment, environmental protection, ecology, secondary raw materials

For citation: Sakhapova T.S., Baranova K.O., Khusnutdinov M.I., Tikhonov V.A. Enterprise waste management practices: implementing a waste management system. Gornaya promyshlennost = Russian Mining Industry. 2021;(5):94–98. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.30686/1609-9192-2021-5-94-98.

Article info

Received: 14.09.2021

Revised: 30.09.2021

Accepted: 05.10.2021

Information about the authors

Tatiana S. Sakhapova – Technical Writer, AZOTTECH LLC, Moscow, Russian Federation

Ksenia O. Baranova – Specialist in occupational and electrical safety, AZOTTECH LLC, Moscow, Russian Federation

Marat I. Khusnutdinov – Head of the Occupational Health, Industrial and Fire Safety and Environmental Protection Department, AZOTTECH LLC, Moscow, Russian Federation

Vitaly A. Tikhonov – Director General, AZOTTECH LLC, Moscow, Russian Federation


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