Waste Management E2E Process Blog Series Step 8: Creating a Waste Stream
This eight step of the Waste Management E2E Process for All Countries Blog Series – South African Example is to create a waste stream, which establishes the connection between waste material and where it is produced and stored for the generator in South Africa.
A waste stream establishes the relationship between the point of generation, defined in the Waste Management E2E Process Blog Series Step 1: Defining Locations step, with the waste that is produced, also known as the product defined in the Waste Management E2E Process Blog Series Step 4: Characterizing Waste Material step.
Creating a waste stream is done in the My Waste Streams – Waste Management app and can be created with or without a storage location.
If you create a waste stream with a storage location, then you will choose Outbound – With Storage Location (OBWS). This will require an internal transfer request to move the filled container to a Storage Location, defined in the Waste Management E2E Process Blog Series Step 1: Defining Locations step.
However, if you create a waste stream without a storage location, then you will choose Outbound – No Storage Location (OBNS) and this will initiate an external transfer request to a disposal facility, which will trigger the creation of transport documents.
For the South Africa example, no storage location is needed.
To create a waste stream, follow the Best Practices scope item Waste Management (60H) test procedure Create Waste Streams and use the below screenshots for reference.
Additionally, storage periods are shown with corresponding warnings from the Customizing activity Environment, Health and Safety > Environment Management > Waste Management > Process Configuration > Maintain Waste Storage Periods.
Note: You can use this Customizing activity to edit the defaulted storage period time settings in days.
The container data, specified in Waste Management E2E Process Blog Series Step 3: Waste Containers, and regulatory information are also added and identified from the validity area of the waste generator.
For more information on the app itself, see My Waste Streams – Waste Management.