Waste

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:

  1. firstly, prevent the generation of waste;
  2. if waste has been generated, do all you can to make sure it can be reused – SORT IT;
  3. sorted waste can then be recycled,
  4. or recovered using a different method;
  5. 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

WasteAmount [Mg]Increase / decrease
20132014[%]
Total generated waste 13,050 21,185 62.34
of which:
-      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
of which:
-      transferred for thermal processing 344 0 -100.00
-      transferred for disposal in a different way 957 1,564 63.43
Stored waste 2,913 5,339 83.25

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

Ilość zebranych odpadów łącznie i dla wybranych rodzajów odpadów

  

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

WasteAmount [Mg]Increase/decrease
20132014[%]
Total generated waste: 7,511 5,457 -27.35
of which:
-      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
of which:
7,115 5,632 -20.84
-      thermally processed waste 3,325 0 -100.00
-      transferred for disposal in a different way 3,790 5,632 48.60
Stored waste 343 3 -99.13

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 typeWaste type by waste codeWeight[Mg]Increase/decrease [%]
20132014
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 bydestinationpurposeWeight [Mg]
20132014
Plock Production Plant  Poland for recovery 309.420  838.980
for disposal 779.719  843.818
abroad for recovery 4,980.991  4,698.800
Wlockawek PTA Plant Poland for recovery 39.760  26.319
for disposal 3,790.00  5,630.340
abroad for recovery 0.00  0.00

Waste generated by the ORLEN Group

Quantity of generated waste [Mg]201220132014
Hazardous waste  52,629 66,379 69,434
Total 121,711 152,717 152,619

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.