Circularity

For Etex, waste is not waste, but a valuable resource which can be repurposed and turned into something new. In 2021, we identified a plan of leading circular economy in our sector. We have distinguished a set of goals for 2030 covering the full spectrum of our value chain. In the meantime, we optimised our current processes related to waste management and responsible sourcing, innovation and collaboration, and focused on the circular benefits of our products.

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Our circularity roadmap:
3 circular process solutions

 

1
Circular content
in design
 

2
Zero waste sent
to landfill
 

3
Take back & reuse

 

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In a nutshell – Our waste management
figures in 2021

207,525
Total weight of waste generated
in metric tonnes
Of which
Total weight of waste
directed to disposal
in metric tonnes (offsite):
70,128
Of which
Non-hazardous waste:
66,824
Of which
Hazardous waste:
3,304
Of which Incineration with energy recovery:
3,365
Of which Landfill:
63,473

Of which Incineration with energy recovery:
1,628
Of which Landfill:
1,676


Of which
Total weight of waste
diverted from disposal
in metric tonnes (offsite):
137,397
Of which
Non-hazardous waste:
135,354
Of which
Hazardous waste:
2,043

Of which Prepared for reuse:
8,332

Of which Recycled:
127,022


Of which Prepared for reuse:
84

Of which
Recycled:
1,959


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Our goal is to achieve zero waste sent to landfill by 2030

One of our circularity priorities is to achieve 100% diversion of waste ending up in landfill. Overall in 2021, waste sent to landfill has been stable, with a slight increase in our non-hazardous waste from 62,756 in 2020 to 63,473 T. One highlight in 2021 is that in our operations in Europe, we reduced the amount of gypsum production waste going to landfill by 60% within one year.