According to the general definition, waste includes all unnecessary substances and items which are disposed of by their owner, or which their owner intends or is obliged to dispose of.
Basic classes of waste include process waste (hazardous and non-hazardous), and municipal waste. Protection against waste refers to a specific set of steps to be taken by businesses and individuals:
- firstly, prevent the generation of waste;
- if waste has been generated, do all you can to make sure it can be reused – SORT IT;
- sorted waste can then be recycled,
- or recovered using a different method;
- if the above rules cannot be observed, waste should be disposed of.
PKN ORLEN conducts its waste management processes responsibly, in compliance with the prescribed set of steps. The Company’s waste policy is governed by a number of internal regulations drafted in accordance with the applicable laws. The Waste Management Procedure is one such document, implemented under the framework of the Integrated Management System.
In 2014, the amount of waste generated by the Płock Production Plant increased by 62.34% year on year. This change was mainly attributable to a larger amount of scrap generated in 2014 in connection with demolition work and new projects, scrap being the kind of waste whose volumes are likely to fluctuate the most. Under applicable agreements, PKN ORLEN is the scrap producer.
Waste management at the Płock Production Plant
|Waste||Amount [Mg]||Increase / decrease|
|Total generated waste||13,050||21,185||62.34|
|- hazardous waste||6,298||6,281||-0.27|
|- waste other than hazardous (excluding municipal waste)||6,752||14,904||120.73|
|Transferred for recycling||11,345||17,196||51.57|
|Total transferred for disposal||1,301||1,564||20.22|
|- transferred for thermal processing||344||0||-100.00|
|- transferred for disposal in a different way||957||1,564||63.43|
In 2014, 4,700 Mg of hazardous waste and 355 Mg of non-hazardous waste was sent for recycling abroad.
Under its integrated permit, the Płock Production Plant is allowed to collect certain waste from external entities at its storage facilities. In 2014, the collected waste weighed a total of 278.0 Mg.
Collected waste − total and by type
In 2014, the Włocławek PTA Plant generated over 27.35% less waste than in 2013. Waste was managed in compliance with the relevant integrated permit.
Waste management at the Włocławek PTA Plant
|Total generated waste:||7,511||5,457||-27.35|
|- hazardous waste,||7,399||5,367||-27.46|
|- waste other than hazardous (excluding municipal waste)||112||90||-19.64|
|Transferred for recycling||102||162||58.82|
|Total waste disposed of
|- thermally processed waste||3,325||0||-100.00|
|- transferred for disposal in a different way||3,790||5,632||48.60|
Both the Płock Production Plant and the Włocławek PTA Plant stayed well within the limits specified in their respective integrated permits.
In 2014, the Płock Production Plant carried out segregated collection of municipal waste.
Segregated municipal waste
|Waste type||Waste type by waste code||Weight[Mg]||Increase/decrease [%]|
|Paper and cardboard||20 01 01||56.160||63.63||13.30|
|Glass||20 01 02||0.360||1.518||321.67|
|Batteries||20 01 34||0.086||0.144||67.44|
|Plastics||20 01 39||20.658||25.132||130.64|
|Mixed municipal waste||20 03 01||795.438||823.376||3.5%|
In October 2014, the Włocławek PTA Plant implemented segregated municipal waste collection for plastics and glass.
Transfer of hazardous waste
|Generated by||destination||purpose||Weight [Mg]|
|Plock Production Plant||Poland||for recovery||309.420||838.980|
|Wlockawek PTA Plant||Poland||for recovery||39.760||26.319|
Waste generated by the ORLEN Group
|Quantity of generated waste [Mg]||2012||2013||2014|
The data for 2013 and 2014 account for 36 Group companies, including PKN ORLEN S.A.
The difference between the size of the impact in 2012 and 2013 is attributable to inclusion of new data, i.e. adding Energomedia Sp. z o.o. and Spolana a.s. to 34 Group companies.