At SQM, we have 7 mining operations in northern Chile, where non-hazardous industrial waste such as wood, plastics, and cardboard is generated. Currently, these waste materials are sent to recycling centers or hoppers installed at various locations. Managing these wastes has become a challenge because we lack precise information on the quantity of waste produced per area, the filling levels of each recycling center or hopper, and whether waste segregation is being done correctly.
This lack of information significantly impacts the subsequent waste management process. Moreover, this problem hinders the establishment of an accountability culture in waste generation that should permeate throughout the company and allow us to set goals for each area.
We are in need of finding a technology that enables on-site quantification of waste generation in recycling centers and/or hoppers in real-time and continuous monitoring of their fill levels.
How will we evaluate your solution?
That the solution achieves a reduction of at least 25% in waste management times/costs.