Climate targets The Stena Metall Group’s Swedish business has an overall target of a 40% reduction in climate impact by 2020 compared with 2008.
How will the target be achieved? The group is investing major resources in technology development projects in order to increase the share of waste that can be recycled into usable materials rather than being recycled into energy or going to landfill. In the fragmentation facilities – plants that separate materials in order to obtain purer fractions – waste residues arise that consist primarily of plastics, rubber and textiles from interior car parts. Using new technology, today a number of these plastics can be separated out and the materials recycled. Along with its partners, solutions have also been developed for recycling other waste into energy instead of going to landfill. Today this waste is replacing coal at a number of cement furnaces. Another example is investigating how the group can use existing landfills as a mine and using new knowledge to recycle materials that could not previously be recycled. Systematic work on transport optimisation and energy efficiency measures are also important in reaching the climate target.
Contact Cecilia Våg, Sustainability Manager Cecilia.Vag@stenarecycling.se
Recycling is a powerful part of companies’ sustainability work. What we contribute with in terms of benefits for the climate makes it natural for us to participate in active climate work and the Haga Initiative. Recycling quickly saves large amounts of resources and companies are increasingly concerned with not just treating waste management as a resource but also to communicate the progress, both internally and externally.
CEO, Stena Recycling