Vision environmental goal 2030
We work with a large number of plastic recyclers across Europe. And we set high standards for the producers we use. We demand that the products are of high quality and that they are 100% recycled plastic, and that the plastic is recyclable.
aimed to provide innovative solutions to the construction industry and other markets where there is a need to protect soil and the environment from human impact. Such impacts can take many forms, such as building sites, events, animal husbandry and many others. By working closely with carefully selected suppliers, Ground Protection West develops its products to meet the highest environmental standards available on the market. This especially means a strong drive to use recycled plastics that would otherwise have gone to incineration because they are considered “ugly plastic”.
Our products have a requirement to be 100% recycled plastic, where we are working towards achieving the same figure for recyclability. By 2021, all our LDPE based products are both fully recycled and recyclable and we have been able to offer our customers to take care of the products at the end of their useful life. The products are taken care of and re-granulated to be used again.
We align our work and that of our business partners with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF COMPANY GOODS AND SERVICES
1.1 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
We have made company employees aware that the goods and services we sell have an impact on the environment. (Examples of environmental objectives concerned: All objectives)
Pro: avoid emissions
Using recycled plastic mats avoids emissions compared to business-as-usual scenarios where the plastic goes to incineration. Recycled plastic ground covers also have a smaller CO2 footprint compared to other alternative ground covers.
Con: Improvements left to make
We still have two items across the range that have poorer climate performance and these are items that we are working to phase out through clear information to customers, as well as developing our items with higher climate performance so that they become stronger options for customers.
This is done, among other things, through collaboration with RI.SE and VGR in the development of “ugly plastic” used in the production of Plastic Bogmats, to replace steel plates and wooden bog mats.
IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
2.1 ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
By 2021, we have conducted an analysis of the impact of the company’s products and services on the environment, both positive and negative. We have identified, quantified and set targets for the significant environmental aspects (Examples of environmental objectives concerned: All objectives).
- Setup a data factory where we work on reduction of Co2 footprint equivalents. Demonstrated the emission level of Co2 footprint in the production of soil protection using only 100% recycled and recyclable plastic products.
- Developed methods to show a fingerprint regarding the Co2 imprint that the shipments of our products constitute for our customers
- Together with RI.SE, have obtained calculations for the reduction of Co2 equivalent footprint when replacing Wood and (Brazilian) Hardwood log mats, as well as Steel plates with our Recycled Plastic bog mats.
We use contractors with trucks with the three latest Euro classes for transport. We are committed to, and continuously evaluate, that our transport partners comply with the latest environmental requirements internally and in their transport fleets (Examples of environmental objectives concerned: Limited climate impact, Balanced sea, Fresh air, Only natural acidification, No eutrophication, Living lakes and rivers).
3.1 RECYCLABLE RAW MATERIAL
In 2030, Markskydd i Väst AB has increased the proportion of recycled raw material to 100% in the goods we manufacture and sell. 98.11% of all products sold in 2021 are made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic. (Ex on environmental goals concerned: Generation goal, Living forests, Limited climate impact)
Pro: Development of recycled plastic
In 2021, Markskydd i Väst AB has worked to develop the type of recycled plastic we use in our products. The goal is to achieve a higher proportion of “ugly plastic” in the products to reduce the CO2 equivalent footprint more than we do today.
Con: Left to go
Today we have a few products left that are not created from 100% recycled plastic. The goal is to, through training of the market and customers, phase out these products and get customers to switch to more environmentally friendly alternatives that we also offer. Of the total number of products sold in 2021, these products account for 1.89% of our sales. The goal is to bring that share down to 0% by 2025.
3.2 IN 2025, THE COMPANY HAS INCREASED THE SHARE OF RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS IN THE GOODS THE COMPANY MANUFACTURES AND SELLS.
RISE 2020-03-09; The LDPE tiles are so clean that they can be “Recommended” by the Building Product Assessment and must also be recycled after use (Ex on environmental goals that are affected: The Generation goal, Limited climate impact)
We have several different plastic compositions in our products that we work to get recommended by building product assessment, in collaboration with our stakeholders and research partners.
3.3 CO2 EQUIVALENT FOOTPRINT
Until 2030, the company has achieved an annual saving of Co2 Equivalent footprint of 14,250,000 Kg Co2.
To achieve this goal, we should involve NGOs, government agencies and academia, to teach the market the need to go all the way with recycled and recyclable plastic. This specifically applies to construction work as well as all markets, as ground protection and plastic tiles have many areas of use.