Waste sorting and recycling

Carmo is working systematically to increase the efficiancy in the use of our ressources – and waste sorting and recycling are key elements. It is common sense – both for the environment and the economy.

Reduced envisonmental impact by 135 tons emitted CO2 since 2021

Carmo has sorted its waste systematically since May 2021. We have established an environmental station, where the plastic waste is sorted in 11 fractions, and all other production waste is also sorted. Stena Recycling then ensures that the sorted waste is redistributed for recycling, incineration or landfill. Before we started waste sorting, most of our waste was incinerated or used as landfill. Since May 2021, our efforts with waste sorting and recycling through Stena Recycling have reduced Carmo’s environmental impact by 118 tons of emitted CO2. We are always looking for further opportunities to sorte the waste plastic in more fractions in order for even more waste to be recycled.

Besides this, Carmo has begun a cooperation with the Swedish bag producer Hinza. Each year, Hinza will transform 10 tons of Carmo’s surplus plastic into designer bags. Currently (May 2023), this has resulted in a reduced environmental impact of 17 tons emitted CO2.

Read more about the cooperation with Hinza

Overall, we have reduced the environmental impact by 135 tons emitted CO2 since May 2021.

The diagram below shows how our waste is divided between recycling, incineration and landfill in the period May 1st 2021 to April 30th 2023.

Recycling of surplus material and inlets

Surplus material and inlet from the production is collected, grinded and recycled in-line in all productions where is is possible. When we design new plastic componentsproduktioner, we optimize the production process to keep the surplus material at a minimum. In this way, we reduce the waste and optimize the use of the ressources.