When environment and profitability go hand in hand
“At Trioplast in Nyborg, we have always worked to recycle production waste. We began to replace raw materials with production waste in the late 1960s. And in the late 1970s, Trioplast acquired a production facility, so the company could reprocess its own waste,” explains Operations Director, Søren Pedersen.
“We see production waste as a raw material that should be used wisely to create benefits and value for the company, our customers and the environment,” he says.
Can be considered as a raw material“Polyethylene waste can, in principle, be regarded as a raw material today – it is procured in the same way as other raw materials,” says Elisabeth Bjerge Jørgensen, a purchaser for Trioplast in Nyborg. A challenge for anyone who deals with production waste is that producers are getting better at minimizing their waste, and the waste that is still being generated is reused in the factory. As a result of this lack of manufacturing waste, Trioplast has instead used larger amounts of waste from recycled transport packaging. “This raw material has actually become an indispensable part of our production,” says Elisabeth Bjerge Jørgensen.
Reusing is smartTo achieve the best results, Trioplast Nyborg uses several resources to grade and organize the waste into sorted fragments, producing top-quality granules. Today, it is most common to reuse the waste raw materialsin the manufacture of, for example, refuse bags. Environmental awareness is high among the vast majority of us today, and we know that our natural resources are finite. Therefore, we must use our resources in an environmentally-friendly manner. Preferably again and again, in a recycling process – as at Trioplast in Nyborg.
In the picture:Søren Pedersen, Operator (standing)Elisabeth Bjerre Jørgensen, PurchaserPalle Haugaard, Coordinator