As of this month, the Ports of Paraná will use an electronic tracking system in the vehicles that transport the buckets with the solid waste produced on the quay, in the screening yard and around the port area. The technology will allow greater control in the removal of garbage, with weighing, tracking to the destination and the emission of the Electronic Waste Transportation Manifesto, which details the volume and type of material transported.
“The system will provide, in real time, information about the location of the vehicle, amount and type of waste removed. With this, we want to improve management and allocate the materials in an appropriate way, “explains Environment Director, João Paulo Ribeiro Santana.
The new Solid Waste Management Plan for the Ports of Paraná also provides for the use of 20 collectors for hazardous waste; 97 triple collectors for recyclable, organic waste and tailings; a specific collector for electronic waste; 20 units of “bituqueiras”; two collectors of lamps and two of batteries; a used, containment oil sump; and 93 fixed stationary buckets.
All such equipment will be distributed in the area of the organized ports of Paranaguá and Antonina, including the Screening Courtyard.
PLAN – According to the biologist Andréa Almeida de Deus, coordinator of the Environmental Emergencies Control and Control Center, solid waste management in the Ports of Paraná is part of the environmental programs linked to Operation License 1,173 / 2013, issued by IBAMA.
“The buckets are made available at points of selective collection and the waste is destined, in an environmentally correct way, to duly licensed locations, which issue the certificates of final destination,” he says.
Each collection point is composed of one or four stationary buckets (with a volume of five cubic meters), identified by color, according to the type: recyclable (green), non-recyclable (gray), organic (brown), hazardous (orange) and uncovered buckets to facilitate the packaging of pruning, mowing and sweeping residues (brown).
VOLUME – According to Andrea, in the Ports of Paraná the largest volume of waste generated is Class II, that is, sanitary, office, recyclable and organic waste.
Throughout the year 2018, 2,407 tonnes of non-hazardous waste were produced, with 1,160 tonnes of recyclables being produced. Of hazardous waste, were 13.81 tons.
This year, in the first quarter, 601.86 tons of non-hazardous waste were generated, of which 940 kilos were recyclable. From hazardous waste, between January and April, 2.24 tons were generated.
RECYCLABLE – Since April 2017, the Port Administration of Paraná has allocated solid waste to the Vila Santa Maria Recyclable Material Collectors Association (ASSEPAR), whose agreement is in the process of being renewed.
Since 2018, the company has maintained a Selective Collection Commission, formed by employees of the Ports of Paraná, who are involved in the planning, elaboration and inspection of actions related to solid recyclable waste.
Source: APPA – Administração dos Portos de Paranaguá e Antonina