• Topic of the issue: Illegal waste dumps and their fires
    Recently, there has been more and more talk about illegal waste dumps throughout Poland. Waste is abandoned and then fires occur. Why do we encounter such cases and what can be done about it?
  • At what frequency should industrial noise measurements be taken?
    Noise is sound generated by human activity, which is considered a harmful physical factor subject to verification. Is there a specific measurement frequency for production buildings?
  • What is cable pooling and what do the proposed regulations say about it?
    Cable pooling is one of the methods supporting an increase in the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the energy mix. This method involves enabling the connection of various renewable energy sources to one grid connection. In this way, a hybrid installation is created that can use renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy.
  • Waste card: 06/02/03
    • Declaration on activities using toxic chemicals and their precursors
      Production, production, processing, consumption, acquisition, stockpiling, storage, disposal, transfer or use of toxic chemicals or their precursors, listed in Schedule No. 1 of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on the Destruction of Their Stockpiles, relating to chemical compounds, may be carried out only for purposes not prohibited by the Convention and in the quantities permitted therein and in accordance with its requirements.
    • How to deal with sewage contaminated with microplastics
      The efficiency of removing microplastic particles increases as their size increases. Moreover, it can be increased by using rush filtration or membrane processes in the third stage of purification. How to deal with such wastewater effectively?
    • Determining the impact of farming on the environment - determining DJP
      During inspections by environmental protection authorities in the areas of farms breeding animals, large conversion units (hereinafter referred to as: DJP) are used. How to define them?
    • Principles of packaging waste management
      Question: I run an online store and I have registered in the Waste Database (BDO) as a person placing packaging on the market. Can I take cardboard waste to a waste paper collection point and bags with foil to a selective collection point without issuing waste transfer notes (KPO)? Or dispose of this waste together with municipal waste when collecting it from the property? I have an agreement to rent premises for business purposes.
    • What environmental requirements must a medical facility meet?
      Medical facilities have several environmental obligations, including: keeping records and reporting or submitting information related to environmental fees. What else do such institutions need to remember?
    • How to transfer scrap to an individual
      Question: Can the producer of waste, which is steel scrap, sell it to a private person? If so, what conditions must it meet?
  • Legal changes
    • Rules for the use of waste tires
      Question: The client would like to use waste (tires) as fenders on the quay. Can we resell them? We run a service business - we have a fleet of machines without any own service, paint shop, etc. We provide crane services for external customers, sometimes we replace oil, filters or, for example, tires. Do we treat this waste as arising from the operation of the installation?
    • Packaging records and definition of unit packaging
      Question: What packaging must the company use to prepare records? Should the packaging records include the packaging in which we purchased semi-finished products and equipment used in the company, as well as the packaging in which the products are delivered to customers? Furthermore, what is meant by the term "unit product"? One product or one unit package sold to the end customer, containing e.g. 10 pieces of these products?
    • New regulations on good practices in forest management – part I
      On April 26, 2023, regulations regarding the requirements of good practice in the field of forest management entered into force. They are binding on all forest owners and holders and define the course of action at the stage of planning and implementing forest management activities.
    • How to check whether employees are exposed to noise – part II
      In the last issue we wrote about employees' exposure to noise. What will you find in the second part of this text?

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