Sortera is a leading, complete waste management provider with focus on recycling, efficiency and sustainability. It is one of the largest and leading niche providers of construction and industrial waste solutions in Sweden focusing on new build and RMI (renovation, maintenance and improvement) with an innovative approach which minimizes the environmental footprint.
On average, each individual requires over 13 tons of material a year to support their lifestyle. Only 5% of the value of this material is recovered. There is overconsumption of the resources available on the planet, and the energy consumption and CO2 emissions continue to be high in both extraction and production processes.
How do we solve it?
Sortera handled 1.8 million tons of waste in 2018, across energy recovery, recycling and backfilling operations. In Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö the company has sorting, recycling, processing and temporary storage facilities to enable a circular economy. Sortera’s operations result in net CO2 savings of 37k tons yearly. This is equivalent to saving 86k barrels of oil or taking 8k passenger vehicles off the road for a year.
How do we improve?
165k tons went to energy recovery in 2018 against 15k tons to material recycling. By recovering a higher share of the mixed waste, plastic and wood for material re-use, resource scarcity is better addressed and CO2 emissions will be further reduced.
Through its industrial processes, Sortera is able to turn waste into valuable resources. This allows critical material to be re-used and also contributes significant CO2 savings. Not only is this beneficial to the environment but also increases the company’s revenues and margins, thus enhancing the long-term attractiveness of the business.