|Environmental stewardship rewards Freudenberg Politex|
LCA supports the benefits of carbon footprint reduction programs
Today most industries strive for sustainaility. Nonwovens producers are switching to recycled raw materials, however at Freudenberg Politex we believe that recycling is not enough. Since the early 90s we have been pioneers in producing in-house polyester fiber from post-consumer PET bottles, which was our competitive strength for going green. Our continuous efforts in improving our environmental impacts have gone much further since then.
- in Pisticci the consumption of non-renewable resources for the reinforced staple nonwovens Terbond R decreased by 40%, thanks to the increased use of renewable resources and to a greener energy mix supplied by the local provider;
- in Colmar the zero landfill program brought in 2011 a reduction of waste sent to landfill by more than 60% vs. the previous year: today more than two-thirds of waste are sent to recovery/recycling or to energy valorization.
Also in Freudenberg Politex plants in Macon (USA) and Zavolzhie (Russia) additional programs for waste reduction through recycling and valorization are contributing to pursue the Group's sustainability goals.
In the year of our 40th anniversary and 20 years from the first recycling plant, we are happy to say that Freudenberg Politex Building ReEvolution continues!
Novedrate, July 2012