The focus is on “sublayer 3.5 Waste**. Next to the general video below that provides great background information, we make the distinction between construction and biomass waste and therefore have more specific instructions:

Find out more about Construction waste

Find out more about Biomass waste

Outline of the video

  • After use generally comes waste (see deliverable); the focus is now still on Layer 3, but sublayer 3.5 waste
  • General definition of waste: discarded material that does not serve the initial purposes for the owner. It does not mean that the material is not valuable anymore or cannot be valorised, but that the original owner doesn’t have use for it anymore.
  • Waste comes from all lifecycle stages (perhaps you encountered the data during the extraction/manufacturing/use data collection process, here is where you need to add them;)
  • M4:09, Solid waste: (not liquid waste, sewerage), MSW including assimilated solid waste that is similar to the one of households, but comes from offices or small shops; Industrial waste
  • M5:42: Waste Collection and Waste Treatment
    • Waste collection: could be public or private actor, e.g. city AND private haulers
    • Waste treatment options for all the loops: anaerobic digestions, composting, recycling, reuse etc.
    • Waste transport (imports, exports) -M7:50, European Waste Directive, link
    • List of Waste (LoW) / EWC with it’s 20 chapters into which the materials are separated. But the codes can go up to a 6-digit level.
    • wastes are differentiated as hazardous (the codes with an asterisk) and non-hazardous
  • M10:38, examples of waste, source
  • M12:45, sources of data: waste reports at city level, contacting private waste collectors, waste facilities