Module 2

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

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.