Sustainable waste management
For Indaver, sustainable waste management doesn't just mean converting as much waste into energy as possible. Indaver also wants to keep its own energy use as low as possible and makes continuous improvements to ensure this happens.
- Resource efficiency
CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. Ninety percent of this gas is emitted from energy applications. The more energy-efficient installations, processes and buildings become, the more we can limit CO2 emission. Indaver is continuously looking for ways of keeping its own energy and material consumption as low as possible. That is why Indaver constantly scrutinises its installations and processes to see how we can reduce our use of energy and materials.
- Resource recovery
We use innovative technologies for recovering energy from waste. Via thermal treatment in our installations, we produce enough energy to supply electricity to 257,000 households. We are continuously looking for new ways to use the energy that we recover.
Indaver also recovers materials from waste for the purpose of recycling or for reuse. It selects the most sustainable treatment technology for each waste flow. Efficient sorting and purification deliver high-quality end products, ready for reuse or recycling.
Indaver checks that these products meet the strictest requirements of the recycling industry and that they are safe before they are reintroduced into the closed loop. Innovation is key in order to improve the levels of extraction - and its quality - for recycling.
Impact on the environment
Indaver intends to keep the impact of its operations on people and the environment as low as possible. We continually monitor our air and water emissions, guaranteeing compliance with the strictest environmental standards. The correct operation of our measurement instruments is regularly confirmed by an external independent lab. We are continuously investing in new technologies and methods to further limit our air and water emissions.
We use water frugally. We also work hard to ensure our activities have no impact on the soil. We take the necessary measures to prevent contamination of the soil and groundwater on our sites and make sure that waste is disposed of safely on the landfill sites we manage.
We are constantly making further efforts to reduce our environmental footprint. We keep the environmentally friendly flag flying high, both when treating waste and when transporting waste or people.
For more information on our performance in limiting the impact of our activities on the environment, please consult our Sustainability Report.
In a circular economy, manufacturers want to re-use raw materials. But they have to be as good and as safe as the original material. We recover high-quality materials from the waste we treat. We protect the materials loop from contamination. So we are a link in the circular economy.
- Safe sink: sustainable safe solution for hazardous substances
- Restricting the environmental impact