During this month of April, Earth Month, we have compiled all the actions we take at our Rubí factory, in Spain, for the sustainable management of resources and waste.
In order to be more sustainable and implement eco-efficiency in the company, we use certified 100% recycled steel metal drums. As for waste, all our containers – metal drums, plastic bottles and IBCs – are recovered by an authorised and certified waste manager.
In the event that one of the different types of containers cannot be recovered, they are compressed. They are then shredded and treated by authorised waste management companies.
What our waste manager does
Our waste manager is a key part of our company’s general environmental management system.
It is responsible for washing, rinsing and drying the insides of containers. It is also responsible for inspecting the state of interior cleanliness and the condition, testing air tightness – pressurised air – and replacing parts if necessary (seal, plastic body, lids, clamp top), exterior cleaning, manual painting, oven drying and marking.
Types of materials we use
- All our internal pallets are made from recycled plastic. Wooden pallets from suppliers are reused.
- We have significantly reduced the use of absorbent paper in the production plant with the implementation of washable cloth through an ISO 14001 compliant manager.
- The cardboard and plastics we generate are recovered by an authorised manager to give them a second life.
- Confidential paper is shredded by a waste manager for reuse as second quality paper.
We have a new project underway which involves the recovery of plastic bevels from adhesive labels.
At Eurofragance, we aim to follow the Sustainable Development Goals and targets set by the United Nations with every action we carry out. In this case, we’re talking about Goal 12, “Responsible consumption and production”, Goal 13, “Climate action” and Goal 15, “Life on land”.
In line with Goal 12, we want to do more (and better) with less, reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminium, etc., and reuse. What’s more, our actions in terms of waste are also linked to Goal 13, which is centred around adopting measures to combat climate change and its effects. We can also highlight the relationship with Goal 15, as we’re working to prevent the degradation of ecosystems and soil contamination.
Our intention is to reduce waste as much as possible at all our sites in the coming three years. We are trying to implement a transition to a circular economy that allows us to “close the life cycle” of waste, as well as that of products, energy and more. We’re aiming to ensure that materials and waste can be reused, reprocessed and reintroduced into the production cycle.
Our goal at Eurofragance is clear: to achieve eco-efficiency. In other words, to produce more with less, to reduce the amount of resources required and, above all, to minimise the generation of waste.