Closing the loop

 

The circular “take-make-consume-reuse-recycle-recover” economy implies that we recover the materials and energy from discarded products. When a product reaches the end of its life, materials and energy are kept within the economy, so that they can be used again and again, thereby creating further value.

 

The circular economy

Whenever a product is produced and consumed, it will generate waste. Waste that either gets recycled or ends up in nature. This is where we are making a difference. By creating heat and electricity from residual waste. But why are we doing this? Well, in Sweden, a lot of energy is generated by renewable energy sources. However, this does not cover our need for heating during the winters. At EFO we are relocating residual waste, making it possible to use as fuel, and heating Swedish homes and businesses. This process is not only necessary to cover our high energy needs, but it also helps decrease the world's toxic waste landfills. And it also minimizes greenhouse gas emissions. Homes are heated. Waste landfill is minimized. CO2 emissions are reduced. Resources are brought back into the circular economy – and the loop is closed.

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The relocation of waste

Around or world, waste is becoming an increasingly big problem. It fills our ground, it pollutes or water and skies, and it spreads diseases. This is a global problem, and by our model and vision, we want to close the loop on toxic waste and turn this around – and create energy that is essential for our common future. Together with our partners, we make around 350 shipments yearly, relocating more than 800 000 tonnes of fuel.