Raw material scarcity

Our strategy focuses on further recycling optimisation. We are convinced that responding to the basic underlying demand for raw materials and energy will power our organisation’s growth. ‘Waste no more’ that is our credo. We truly see our future in the continued development of our knowledge of production processes and materials, and preventing the generation of waste.

Raw material scarcity
Primary raw materials are becoming scarce, and therefore costly. We therefore need to rely increasingly on the raw materials of tomorrow: the waste of today.

The circular economy
The circular economy concept dictates that products should be manufactured in such a way that they can be reused at the end of their lifecycle or broken down into raw materials to make new, comparable or better products. This leads to infinite product cycles without creating waste in the form of ‘unusable by-products’. Waste is after all a valuable raw material for new processes. This will mean that we no longer need to rely on our primary raw materials, which are becoming scarce. An immediate threat: more all-encompassing and more urgent than the problems of CO2!

CO2 and waste
Clever recycling of residual products to create new raw materials almost always leads to reduced CO2 emissions.
In most cases, recovering materials such as plastic requires less energy than their incineration and harvesting and processing new primary raw materials. In addition, waste separation often leads to cost economies as valuable raw materials are retained.