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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.

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Waste Stream South Africa Without Storage Location

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.

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Waste Stream South Africa with Waste Container

For more information on the app itself, see My Waste Streams – Waste Management.

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