Waste management in textile fibre industry - ISO standard guidelines - a case study - Projects
Updated : October 2020
The project is aimed at developing a waste management system using the guidelines provided by ISO 14001:2004 to reduce solid wastes from an Egyptian textile industry.
The study involved detailed data collection on total waste generation, detailed auditing to check any leaks, implementation of waste management system and tracking the results. The main actions of the plan was to provide a liquefaction unit to liquefy the solid wastes and actions to minimize the generation of waste through personnel.
Results showed that the implementation of the action plan reduced the generated waste from 5.7% to 2.9% of the production, with a monetary saving of US$122,100 and thus the applied waste management system would be effective in minimizing wastes from textile and apparel industries.