In a large company like ours, waste occurs in the production process as much as in the lives of employees, and both represent valuable resources of Metalfer.
As a company with hundreds of employees, it is very important for us to be guided by the circular economy, a model that focuses on the sustainable use of resources and reducing the amount of waste. In this way, materials are used for as long as possible – through reuse, repair, recycling and renewal, efficiently and without waste. One of the basic principles of the circular economy is recycling, and it implies the collection, sorting and recycling of materials in order to create new raw materials that can be used in the creation of products, renewed and modernized, in order to extend their life span.
Corporate responsibility implies awareness of the complete production process: from investment in the environment to the social impact on the territory and communities where our factories are located. Being a green company means that we can combine increased production with respect for the environment. The commitment to sustainable production has intensified in recent years through research and development of technologies with less impact on the environment.
CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT OF PRODUCTION SUSTAINABILITY
Eco-recycling park represents an important project of Metalfera and the materialization of such modern sustainable business. It is a collection point for paper, cardboard and PET packaging, both from the offices and from the homes of all employees in the company. The waste in question is sold to the operator for further treatment, and the money from the sale is directed towards the purchase of smart benches for secondary schools, which is another of the company’s projects investing in the future.
A circular economy has numerous benefits, including reducing pollution, saving resources, reducing waste and increasing economic efficiency. By reducing the amount of waste that is disposed of in landfills or burned, the amount of harmful gases, i.e. environmental pollution, is also reduced. When waste takes over the role of raw material for the production of new products, the need for new raw materials drops drastically, which often reduces production costs. Increasing production does not necessarily mean polluting more, which we are trying to make transparent with initiatives like the eco-recycling park.