European and national laws, regulations and certifications for the circular economy in the foundry sector
The legislation we should we know to make the foundry as circular as possible.
Self-assessment test Module 2
1 – Which one is does not go in line with the European Action Plan for the Circular Economy?
- a) It is defined a Sustainable Product Policy Framework
- b) Circular Economy Action Plan provides a future-oriented agenda for achieving a cleaner and more competitive Europe in co-creation with economic actors, consumers, citizens and civil society organisations.
- c) European Action Plan for the Circular Economy traditionally follows the “take-make-dispose” step-by-step plan.
- d) It is progressive, yet irreversible transition to a sustainable economic system, an indispensable part of the new EU industrial strategy.
2 – The action plan follows some general and important lines. Mark the one that does not apply:
- a) Enhanced waste policy in support of waste prevention and circularity
- b) Enhancing circularity in a toxic environment
- c) Creating a well-functioning EU market for secondary raw materials
- d) Addressing waste exports from the EU
3 – Actions to reduce industrial emissions in foundry sector:
- a) To reduce emissions, one of the main aspects that must not be controlled, is the energy.
- b) One solution to reduce emissions, is not fuel switching.
- c) Renewing machinery of the production plant could lead to more emissions.
- d) One significant action that has been utilized by foundries is heat recovery.
4 – When was the legislative package proposed by the European Commission?:
- a) In 2014
- b) At the end of 2015
- c) At the beginning of 2016
- d) In the second semester of 2016.
5 – According to the definition of Circular Economy stablished by ISO, which of the following statements is incorrect?:
- a) Circular economy means to consider value network, i.e., an ecosystem of production/use/new life management and interested parties, life cycle thinking perspective
- b) Circular economy means change in mindset to promote long-term economy vision
- c) Circular economy means change of behaviours and mode of production/consumption
- d) Circular economy means change of production system and raw material provider.
6 – Which is the name of the specific Technical Committee created by ISO to make standards of Circular Economy?:
- a) ISO/TC 323
- b) ISO/TC 228
- c) ISO/TC 132
- d) ISO/TC 340
7 – How many members has the committee and in how many standards is working actively the Technical Committee ISO/TC 323?
- a) 74 Participating members and they are actively working in 8 different standards
- b) 71 Participating members and they are actively working in 6 different standards
- c) 74 Participating members and they are actively working in 6 different standards
- d) 71 Participating members and they are actively working in 8 different standards
8 – Referring to standardization and circular economy, which of this is not an important certification for Circular Economy in Foundries and Industry?
- a) ISO 14001 standard certificate for environmental management.
- b) ISO 50001 standard certificate for energy efficiency.
- c) ISO/IEC 27001 to manage information security.
- d) ISO TC/323 Circular Economy.
9 – Certifications have many benefits. Which is not correct. Certifications will:
- a) Increase Your Earning Potential
- b) Establish Professional Credibility
- c) Stagnate of your Knowledge and Skills
- d) Get a Competitive Advantage
10 – There are four essential steps to becoming an ISO-certified
- a) Develop your management system, Implement your system, Verify that your system is effective, Register your system.
- b) Develop your management system, Copy any system, Verify that that system is effective, Register your system.
- c) Develop your management system, Implement your system, No need to verify that your system is effective, Register your system.
- d) Develop your management system, Copy any system, No need to verify that your system is effective, Register your system.