'Rules of use'

principles to be applied for creating a report, structure issues/questions/mistakes coming from control of reports - please find more details in the Guidance document - issues of harmonization under Information - Guidance documents.

Do not determine all final fractions by any other way of data determination and do only enter final fractions, instead go for the 'stepwise approach or house approach' to determine data/fractions by working steps/houses/plants or plant components e.g. de-pollution, shredder & shredder separation, any next step separation of non-ferrous metals and/or plastics,...
- data will be determined at this level anyway
- data may be better/easier checked for plausibility (and compared with other data)
- the 'reporter' will be able to extraxt packages to be further used internally or for tasks
(see user manual - reporter level, point

This is one of the main principles of the WF- RepTool. Please have a look at the video Target of use approach under Videos for reporters where I try to explain it.

There are different options when you should create a new report:
* after the agreed period (see Which period shall I choose to fill in WF-RepTool reports?)
* when there have been relevant changes in internal technologies and/or new technologies of acceptor
* when there have been changes of acceptors and/or their technology/ies

When you provide treatment results for an OUTPUT fraction marked with *) (classification of hazardous characteristics), minimum one 'result' fraction has to be marked with *) too (see Guidance document topic 'Don’t lose the hazardous waste attribute (*)').
This should also be considered when doing any conditioning (in case mixing) of fractions [see target not to dilute hazardous wastes].

Parts' from dismantling do not go directly to final processes, they will go for any further processing before final treatment - examples:
- appliances de-polluted, metal fractions: will go to shredder & separation processes
- plastics 'parts': will go to 'plastics conditioning'
- CRT glass 'parts': will go to 'CRT glass grinding / cleaning'
- glass 'parts': will go to 'other glass conditioning'
- concrete 'parts': will go to 'mineral conditioning'
- wood 'parts': will to go 'wood conditioning'
(see Guidance document - search for 'First step fraction')

Priority has to be set to provide data on/shares of Fe, Cu, Al; only the rest of metals may be given under 'other metals'; you will find different 'use options' for the different metals, 'other metals' will be sub-grouped to Pb, Hg and other metals in the use options (see user manual - reporter level, point 2.7.1 or Guidance document - search for 'other metals').

You should use the term/the component 'residues' only for impurities of 'target fractions' e.g.
- x % of organic residues (plastics) in Fe-fraction
- x % of inorganic residues (stones) in plastics fraction
(see user manual - reporter level, point 2.7.1 or Guidance document - search for 'nic residues')

You should use the term/the component 'fraction' for the 'target fraction' of e.g. plastics. You will get the option to specify the kind of fraction under 'Use in final technology' (e.g. to plastics, PU) and you will find dedicated options for the use of this kind of fraction (>> see user manual - reporter level, points 2.7.1 & 2.7.3. or Guidance document - search for 'target fraction').

You may use the term/the component 'mixed fractions - disposal' for fractions going to a process which (the use of components) will be classified as disposal in any case, in this case you do not need to provide composition data.
This option will be foreseen as default value if you choose the technologies landfill/special landfill or municipal waste incineration (MWI)/hazardous waste incineration (HWI).

The technology 'plastics conditioning' means (see remarks given for this technology by using the […] box beside the field 'Technology used', see user manual - reporter level, point
- pre-cutting / further separation / cleaning of plastics from dismantling or mechanical separation processes to achieve pre-sorted, cleaned = 'conditioned' plastics fractions ('defined quality classes') for further separation (additional/next step plastics conditioning) or 'final processes'
! there will all the time be some % of residues from separation

The technology 'plastics recycling' means (see the remarks given for this technology by using the […] box beside the field 'Technology used', see user manual - reporter level, point
- to use plastics fractions for the production of plastics products
- to produce e.g. extruded granulates ('defined quality classes', 'products') for the production industry of plastics products - to be used at any location for production of plastics products
! consider that fractions from dismantling or large shredders will first have to go to a plastics conditioning process (see Parts' from dismantling will not go directly to final processes!, see What is 'plastics conditioning'?), there will be some % of residues from separation = from plastics conditioning;
! operators doing the plastics recycling may do both steps of plastics conditioning and plastics recycling at the same plant but e.g. in two areas

Please see the remarks on the possible use of this technology/term by using the […] box beside the field 'Technology used' - see the video Approve technology 'special' or the user manual - reporter level, point, use 'special' in 'Technology contains')
* it most times reflects to the special use of organics/plastics as reducing agent and/or for fuel substitution, in cases for the special use of glass
* consider that this special use has to be approved by the name of the acceptor and by an approval of the acceptor that this 'special use' is given (e.g. verified by independent studies, by the authority)
* if you do not have any approval of any special use, use the 'regular use' = MWI / HWI without the extension 'special use' or steel mill / Cu smelter 'traditional'
(you may also search the Guidance document for 'special')

We understand the technology and use ‘production of / used as oil binding material’ as a technology where 'real oil binding material' is produced (e.g. definite quality specifications), packed in bags and used e.g. by the fire brigade, at car workshops etc. to bind/suck off oil spillages coming from (work) accidents (it will get/be a product > classification as 'recycling' / R).
Mixing of e.g. PU foam with liquids like colours, resins, etc. to condition them and to achieve high caloric material for co- incineration has to be called as ‘conditioning of high caloric material’ (interim technology) and the co-incineration plant where this material is incinerated is the final technology (in classification of use as ‘fuel substitution’ > classification as 'energy recovery' / ER!).

The technology and use 'production of 'new oil' / used as raw material in production of 'new oil' has been foreseen for separated oil fractions (e.g. oil radiators, compressor oil from C&F) to be used as new e.g. heat transmission oil again (it will get/be a product > classification as 'recycling' / R).
This application must be distinguished from using oil in incineration plants (in case classification of use as ‘fuel substitution’ > classification as 'energy recovery' / ER!)..
[remark: see also technology 'pyrolysis, cracking or similar']

This is seen as very critical! See option of spreading of PCB to fractions of separation, incineration products of PCB like Furans/Dioxins will not be destroyed by simple incineration processes (see needs e.g. special incineration conditions, special flue gas treatment) etc. - you should deliver the fraction of whole capacitors to treatment of hazardous wastes!