HAZARDOUS WASTE

SUCCESSFUL DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE PESTICIDES IN ECUADOR

POLYECO S.A. has successfully completed the safeguarding and export of obsolete pesticides from Ecuador to Europe for final destruction, at a licenced high temperature incineration facility in Sweden.  The project was awarded through international tendering to POLYECO SA by The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in May 2015. Waste was safely exported from the country in October 2015. The safeguarding operations were conducted in cooperation with Agrocalidad, who had previously identified the national stockpile of obsolete pesticides in the country.

POLYECO SA provided UN approved packaging,and other equipment and consumables for the collection, repackaging, labelling and transportation of waste. POLYECO staff repacked and exported the obsolete pesticides for final disposal in accordance to the Basel Convention. Finally, experienced personnel decontaminated the pesticide’s temporary storage area.

This project was a great success for Ecuador, which was striving to export obsolete pesticides from the country for many years in order to meet its national targets based on the Stockholm convention. This project leads the way for the removal of POPs and other hazardous waste from the country.

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    FINAL CONFERENCE OF UNDP PCBS MANAGEMENT PROJECT IN KAZAKHSTAN

FINAL CONFERENCE OF UNDP PCBS MANAGEMENT PROJECT IN KAZAKHSTAN

POLYECO S.A. participated in the final conference for the DOE/UNDP/GEF project “Development and implementation of a comprehensive plan for managing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Kazakhstan” on June 17th, 2015.  POLYECO S.A. successfully completed two contracts in the context of this project which referred to the drainage, packaging, transboundary movement and disposal of PCB oils and PCB containing capacitors.  A retrospection of the implementation procedure, along with the constraints and final results were presented in the conference in the presence of the Ministry of Energy, UNDP and private stakeholders.

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    3 YEAR CONTRACT FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE STREAMS GENERATED IN ORPIC

3 YEAR CONTRACT FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE STREAMS GENERATED IN ORPIC

POLYECO S.A. has been awarded through an international Tendering procedure, a 3-year contract with Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (ORPIC). Following the successful implementation of management of more than 1.500 tn of hazardous catalysts in ORPIC, POLYECO S.A. is now undertaking the sustainable management of all hazardous waste streams generated from the refinery for the next years. The Project Scope of works comprises several chemical waste streams including hazardous adsorbents, spent catalysts, batteries and other hazardous residues generated from ORPIC operations. Their disposal will be conducted in licensed hazardous waste facilities in EU, in compliance with Basel Convention specifications and EU Regulations.