When it comes to sustainability and protecting the environment, we all carry responsibility. But what does sustainability actually mean? According to the dictionary, it’s the principle of not using more than can either regrow, regenerate or be supplied again in the future. Sustainability as an operating principle. An enormous challenge for industrial manufacturing. Introducing raw materials and at the same time conserving resources. Here’s where innovative recycling comes in.
Now, with great challenge always comes great opportunity. One of our guiding principles is to recognise these opportunities, tackle the challenge head-on and act in the interests of a healthy circular economy. We act in a targeted and innovative way to create solutions to hold back the tide of depletion of fossil resources. This comes naturally to us.
In addition to its actual operational activities as a recycling company, making it a significant part of the Swiss circular economy, the Wiederkehr Group also continually seeks to optimise its sustainable approach and actions.
The decision to source the energy for its Waltenschwil and Schwarzenbach sites exclusively from hydropower from 1 January 2021 is a testament to this.
When it comes to optimising electrical supply, it is important to consider not only the actual consumption but also the environmental impact of the service provider. The arguments for hydropower include not only its simple renewability, but also low emissions of greenhouse gases and highly efficient conversion into electrical energy with comparatively low use of resources. Thanks to the strength of Swiss hydropower plants, it is also possible to support the domestic market, resulting in a fully responsible trio of benefits: sustainable, cost-effective, locally produced.