· Key enablers include circular solutions and recycling of wastewater
WD News: Sustainable solutions provider Perstorp has added new corporate sustainability targets, for water and waste, to its sustainability strategy.
Its long-term sustainability ambition is to become Finite Material Neutral, which involves water and waste, along with raw materials, energy, and catalysts.
The new 2030 corporate targets are:
· 30% absolute reduction in freshwater consumption
· 30% absolute reduction of hazardous waste directed to a disposal
· 30% absolute reduction of non-hazardous waste directed to a disposal
“Fresh water consumption and waste are two areas of big importance in reducing our environmental impact and working toward increased circularity,” says Anna Berggren, Vice President of Sustainability at Perstorp Group. “Freshwater scarcity is already a fact around the world, and we have a responsibility to reduce our consumption and utilize alternative water sources.”
All Perstorp production plants use water for multiple purposes, including, for example: for cooling, as a solvent for chemical reactions, as a carrier for products, and as a heat-transfer medium. One way to reduce freshwater consumption is to purify and recycle wastewater. Perstorp is planning to invest in wastewater recycling projects at several of its production sites.
“Developing circular solutions and turning waste into new business value is in line with our vision of being the sustainable solutions provider,” notes Jan Secher, CEO of Perstorp.
Source & image courtesy: Perstorp