Environmental Management

Colombia

*Applies only to COLOMBIA

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COPPER GROUP COLOMBIA SAS, is a SAS company committed to environmental care. In order to fulfill its environmental responsibilities, it invites Distributors, traders and end users of the refrigerant gases sold by the company to know the proper management of these gases, conditioning of temporary collection points for the empty containers of said gases and the management and disposal of waste (containers and waste gas of refrigerant gas).

LITO SA, is a company dedicated to the reduction, management and disposal of special and hazardous waste. It has the file DM- 07-03-655, Resolution 056 of 2004 Enlargement Resolution 4147 of 2007, for which they were granted an environmental license for the exploded and storage Handling of PCBs and light bulbs of Mercury and Sodium. Residues of batteries, batteries and elements of Cadmium – Nickel, Lithium, Lead, Alkaline batteries, electronic waste and ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances).

In the event that distributors, marketers or users, require to have refrigerant gas containers and remnants, we recommend you contact this company directly, which has sufficient environmental accreditations and can directly provide you with an appropriate collection and disposal service for your waste.

In case of doubts, advisory requirements in the management of refrigerant gases or claims in case of non-compliant product, please contact the email [email protected] or telephone: (57-1) 4373105

2. En caso de emergencias

The procedures to be followed in the event of a leakage of the refrigerant gas must be

Activity Procedure
Identify the substance and evaluate the incident.Evaluate the area.

Locate the source of the leak

Look for the label of the dangerous substance to identify content and risks

Resort to Safety Data Sheets

Identify possible risks in the course of the leak, such as materials, equipment and workers

Write down everything observed, to communicate it.

Try to stop the spill or leak, only if it can be done safely.

Avoid direct contact with the substance, through the use of PPE.

Notify the person in charge of the warehouse at the timeInform those in charge of the event, trying to provide the greatest amount of information, to proceed with decision making.

If necessary, resort to external advice.

Secure the areaAlert others to the spill and prevent them from approaching.

Ventilate the area

Lace up with barriers, surrounding the contaminated area

Surround with absorbent materials equipment or materials

Turn off all equipment or source of ignition

Have some means of fire extinguishing

Clean the affected areaWash the contaminated area with water, in case there is no contraindication.

Signal the containers where the waste is deposited. All collected products must be treated as hazardous waste.

Decontaminate equipment and personnelHave a decontamination zone

Wash used equipment and clothing

People involved in decontamination should bathe.

NOTA: The use of personal protective elements during the handling of refrigerant gases is important. According to safety data sheets, personnel must have tight safety glasses, apron, waterproof gloves, protection of arms and masks.

In any case please contact: Emergency contacts

EntityTelephone
National Police 112 – 123
Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura 01 8000 124 626

For the collection, reduction and final disposal of refrigerant gas containers and waste, you can contact LITO SA directly and contract the collection and final disposal service for this waste.

It has an environmental license for the exploded and storage Handling of PCB’s and Mercury and Sodium bulbs. Residues of batteries, batteries and elements of Cadmium – Nickel, Lithium, Lead, Alkaline batteries, electronic waste and ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances).


Address:
PhoneFaxCel
MEDELLÍNCarrera 51 # 32–102(574) – 232 31 44(574) – 232 31 44
BOGOTÁCalle 12B # 36-81(571) – 405 73 73(571) – 560 21 09312 2594374
CALICarrera 32 # 10-127 ACOPI, Yumbo(572) – 664 47 91(572) – 664 47 91
BARRANQUILLACalle 6 # 47-56(575) – 385 43 92(575) – 385 43 92
BUCARAMANGACarrera 5 # 57–432(577) – 646 73 56(577) – 646 73 56

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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It is recommended that distributors and marketers have a temporary collection point for empty containers or with remnants of refrigerant gases, to be collected by the company authorized for this work and the reduction and final disposal of gases of their choice. One of the companies with more experience in handling this type of waste is LITO SA, with which they can directly contract the collection and final disposal services of refrigerant gas containers and waste.

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Desarrollador Por: ITCO Costa Rica