Waste and recycling

Disposal management

The KraussMaffei Group adheres strictly to the internationally applicable legal mandates for waste disposal. Monitoring and documenting waste quantities and disposal is the responsibility of the individual company. At the Munich location, a waste representative was appointed for this task. This person carries out a plant inspection at regular intervals. He or she prepares a report once a year in order to monitor and document the technical correctness of waste disposal. During these regular inspections and checks, no defects were found at the facilities in 2015. There were also neither accidents nor penalties that occurred in connection with waste.

At our locations, trash and recyclables are collected in various sorting systems and disposed of by certified disposal firms. We strive to recycle all waste to the fullest extent possible. Waste materials are recycled, disposed of at landfills or brought to combined heat and power stations for thermal recycling. Most of our waste materials consist of nonhazardous waste. Hazardous waste and special waste is collected within the framework of legal regulation and disposed of professionally.

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Waste balance sheet

Operational waste at the Munich plant

Most of our waste does not consist of hazardous waste, such as waste from metal processing or packaging materials. We recycle or dispose of this at a disposal site or we thermally process of it. For hazardous waste such as machine oil, we guarantee professional disposal. This guarantees the safe and environmentally compatible elimination of all pollutants.

Nonhazardous waste: In 2015, a total of 8,790 tons (2014: 10,655 tons) of nonhazardous waste was produced at the Munich location. The four largest entries here in the waste balance sheet are waste from metal processing at 57 percent and packaging materials at 13 percent. Municipal solid waste is tied with halogen-free processing emulsions at 9 percent each. Municipal solid waste indicates everyday trash in industry and trade, halogen-free processing emulsions are used in metal machining for cooling, lubricating and removal of swarf. At 89 percent, the majority of the total volume of waste materials could be recycled.

Hazardous waste: In total, a sum of just under 61.5 tons of hazardous waste was produced in 2015. A portion of that is machine oil, the largest hazardous material group at just over a third. Following that with a solid 24 percent slurry made of oil/water separators. Absorbtion and filtering materials hold the third highest position at over 17 percent.

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