Waste

[G4-EN23] The data shown in the table refer to the quantity of waste consigned1 and recorded by law2.

Waste consigned

 

Group breakdown by Business Unit (%) and % variation
compared to the previous 2 years
GroupDomesticBrazilMedia
Hazardous waste kg 4,461,040 95% 5% 0%
Non-hazardous waste kg 12,618,207 96% 4% 0%
Total waste consigned(*) kg 17,079,247 95% 5% 0%
2015 v. 2014 31% 29% 88% (19)%
2015 v. 2013 4% 3% 10% (21)%
Waste sent for recycling or recovery kg 16,465,964 98% 2% 0%
% Waste sent for recycling or recovery 96% 99% 44% 0%

(*) The data does not include the Domestic BU telephone poles because these are not disposed of as ordinary waste but under the framework agreement signed in 2003 with the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Production Activities and the production and recovery companies, subject to the favourable opinion of the conference of State-Regions-Autonomous Provinces. In 2015, Telecom Italia decommissioned 126,163 poles weighing a total of 10,093,040 kg.

Waste data varies over time according to the quantities and types delivered to the companies contracted to treat it. The most important item of data for Telecom Italia’s purposes is the ratio between waste produced and consigned for recycling/ recovery, which reached a significant level.

Ministerial Decree No. 65 of March 8, 2010 (published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale on May 10, 2010) implemented the collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) by all Telecom Italia sales channels as of June 18, 2010, resulting in the company’s registration as a “distributor” in the national Register of environmental managers.

Telecom Italia has entered into contracts aimed at recovering used, faulty and end-of-life products and materials, in order to allow components and raw materials to be reclaimed. In 2015, this allowed the landfill disposal of 1,300,000 products to be avoided and tangible financial benefits to be gained from their recovery.

The various management activities allowed logistics and network products (81,748 items) and commercial logistics products (127,782 items) to be regenerated, components and raw materials (1,012,476 items) to be sent for recovery and used products (83,880 items, almost exclusively of mobile telephony) to be resold.

In Brazil TIM collects and manages mobile terminals, batteries and accessories at its shops through the Recarregue o Planeta (Recharge the Planet) programme. This activity has a dual purpose: contributing to a reduction in WEEE produced while at the same time generating a financial benefit resulting from the difference between the cost that would be incurred for the purchase of new equipment and the cost of regeneration.

1 By “waste consigned” is meant waste delivered to carriers for recycling or reclamation or disposal.

2 Slight variations compared to the situation on December 31 may occur until the following March 30, because the source of the data is the records of waste loaded and unloaded, which are consolidated once the actual weight at destination has been verified. The information is supplied to the producer of the waste within 3 months of consignment, which is the reason for the potential variations in the data.