Constant improvement of waste management
Waste management in every Sofidel Group plant follows detailed procedures to increase the separation of the materials into homogeneous categories and facilitate their delivery to recycling centres.
The refuse produced by paper-making mainly consists of sludge, deriving from the production waste of processes that use pulp as a raw material. This type of refuse is normally recycled for use in brick manufacture or the environmental reclamation of areas used for mining.
Hazardous waste instead derives from ordinary maintenance work on the industrial plant, including fluorescent tubes, used oils, batteries, etc.
The operators who carry out waste transport and intermediation are subject to frequent checks to verify their work both inside and outside the plants.
Sofidel did not carry out any cross-border shipping of hazardous waste.
The costs associated with the treatment of waste amounted to about € 4.7 m in 2018. In 2018, there were no significant spills.
Waste produced by the Sofidel Group
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In addition to the waste produced directly as a result of activities traceable to Sofidel, adopting a life-cycle approach, we can also confirm that the reduction in packaging use, described in the “Packaging and other raw materials” section, has certainly had a beneficial impact in terms of a lower proportion of waste generated by the final consumer.