Circular Economy

Context

The EHS Director explained the need to carry out an integral project, from the identification of the existing waste in the plant to the definition of meetings with specialized managers. The final objective was to try to avoid obtaining the waste, to reintroduce it into the production line, to achieve an increase in recovery, and at the same time to find outlets for other markets or other technologies that would allow a sustained growth in income or a reduction in costs. Always focused on the objective of zero waste!

Análisis de datos:

The following charts show some of the studies that Ahead has done to analyze the data that was provided regarding the waste generated by the company.

  • Waste expense analysis

In the case of the waste that represented the highest expenditure (sludge), information was collected and it was observed that:

  • Supplier 1: The expense for transport and containers was 12 €/Tm
  • Supplier 2: For the treatment of sludge in the plant, the expenditure was 18 €/Tm.

In this front, a sludge utilisation system was designed, where the volume was reduced by 34%.

  • A Analysis of the suppliers with the whom the company observed

Results:

The effective segregation of waste was proposed, which gave the company a reduction in its management.

  • 4 hours/day
  • 3 days/week
  • External worker cost: 881 €/month

Additionally, the sludge utilization system was designed to provide the following improvements:

  • Sludge was reduced
  • Reduced management at the plant level
  • A low required investment (approximately €33,000)
  • The costs of vats and containers were eliminated, since a system was constructed where the sludge was poured in the soil.
  • The supplier became responsible for loading the sludge, so our client did not have to allocate the time or the resources to perform this function.

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