Report „resources SAVED by recycling“ – the ecological effects of recycling
Scientifically proven resource efficiency
In its annual study “resources SAVED by recycling”, the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT calculates the extent to which the environment has been helped by ALBA Group’s recycling services. In 2017 alone, this study showed that almost 4.8 million tonnes of resources were handled by closed-loop systems run by ALBA Group companies such as Interseroh in Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovenia, saving around 30.2 million tonnes of primary raw materials. The companies also saved almost 4.1 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Material flows included in Fraunhofer’s recycling study included metals, waste electrical equipment, paper/paperboard/cardboard, glass, lightweight packaging, plastics and wood.