SISTRI and technological waste

The SISTRI it is useful for transparent waste management, in fact it has never been used, but it is already outdated and must be changed. The Waste Traceability Control System, born in 2009 and entrusted to the control of the Carabinieri but without operational tools, is already a de cuius thanks amen.

Not that the SISTRI it is not needed, on the contrary - said the Minister of the Environment - the problem is that it is obsolete and must be replaced with something more modern from a technological point of view. And more international. In fact, Gian Luca Galletti declared (2 October 2014 at a conference in Turin) that an international tender will soon be set up to have a waste traceability system very strict and to burden companies as little as possible.

In the meantime, little changes since the SISTRI 2009 almost nothing was known. Very few companies know that the Control System is necessary for the disposal of special hazardous special waste, including monitors. And even among the best-informed, none that can use it without difficulty due to regulatory uncertainty, cryptic manuals and complicated software. In short, a mess.

Regarding the technological waste WEEE, which are an important chapter, the result is that 70% of companies entrust the disposal of end-of-life devices to formally authorized suppliers, but in reality they do not know where PCs, monitors and so on go. 15% say they are used to getting rid of disused devices by selling them, 10% delegate the management of WEEE to suppliers of other services or products, only 5 out of 100 companies have a control process on the final destination of the waste (source: ReMedia Consortium).

According to the rules, i Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment they must first be started in preparation for reuse. If this is not possible, companies that discard them must entrust the WEEE to authorized treatment centers but never in landfills. Apart from the administrative and even criminal sanctions that are risked, there are economic, social and ethical reasons for disposing of waste correctly.

THE technological waste they are a resource and the recovery through the recycling of the materials they are made of also serves for a more sustainable production cycle. In fact, the recycling of materials reduces the consumption of raw materials, reduces energy consumption and consequently also the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. THE WEEE they also contain rare earths and precious metals which represent a scarce resource on the planet.

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