A vision about waste around the 3 R: Reduce, recycle and reuse
The Arkema group promotes environment preservation in reducing its own quantity of produced waste. It supports products' reusing and recycles its own waste while contributing to easily recyclable products.
Reduction of produced waste at source
The best waste is the one we do not produce
Volume of hazardous waste produced (except materials recovery)
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Recycle our own waste
The Arkema group's objective is not only to reduce its overall wastes production, but also to recycle these wastes into materials and to recover their energy potential through their combustion.
Distribution of hazardous waste
recycled into materials
incinerated with energy recovery
incinerated without energy recovery,
and other processes
In 2014, 62% of the Arkema group's hazardous waste have been recovered.
Soda wastewaters of Mont's plant (France) from a monomer purification are, for instance, used as a secondary raw material by the papermaking industry. It serves to manufacture carton and kraft paper.
Foster our customers' products recyclability
In addition of promoting its own waste recycling, the Arkema group develops products which are easily recyclable for example:
- Elium® liquid resins replace thermoset resins epoxy type and are recyclable thanks to their thermoplastic properties
- Cecabase RT® is an additive for bitumen which enables the increase of the recycled aggregate rate from 10 to 15% in the road pavements