The UN’s SDG no. 12 calls for responsible production and consumption to substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse. As a manufacturing company, we know that we must optimise the use of materials and contribute to the reduction of wasteful practices, and we take our responsibility very seriously.
Putting an end to wasteful practices
We have analysed our production processes and applied design for recycling principles in line with our commitment to the SDGs. We applied the recycling design principles because the energy used to manufacture components go to waste when materials are sent to landfill rather than recycled, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. Being that we are environmentally ambitous, we wanted to do better.
Some of the aspects that make our products a green answer to the take-make-waste approach are:
- high recyclability ratings
- long product lifetimes
- climate-friendly manufacturing
- optimised use of materials
A green fan with 98% recyclability rate
The NOVENCO® ZerAx® fan is a perfect example of how we apply design for recycling into the manufacturing of products.
A recyclability analysis by Stena Recycling A/S in 2020 showed that the ZerAx fans had a 98% recyclability rating, which means that close to all the materials in these fans can be recycled.
By rethinking our development and manufacturing patterns, we were able to:
- make our production processes greener
- minimise scrap
- improve waste sorting
- define environmental specifications for suppliers and partners
- minimise pollution
Curbing climate change
The steps we have taken underpin our position as the leading green fan supplier, but we do more and continue to fight the climate changes to reduce gas emissions and protect and preserve our natural resources, as our products and solutions are designed for a sustainable future.