251,615 DISCARDED REFRIGERATORS
In the mid-19th century, a French engineer by the name of Ferdinand Carré patented the first refrigerator. Since then, refrigerators have evolved and today we cannot do without this invention.
A refrigerator is today an indispensable appliance in every home and fortunately also one of the few consumer items that have become uniform when it comes to the selection of materials!
An average refrigerator weighs approx. 50 kg in total and contains lots of plastic which can be recycled without problems when it has been through various processes and then is turned into new high-quality plastic products that can actually be recycled again.
For a number of years, we have worked with one of the largest collectors of used/discarded refrigerators in the Nordic region in order to create value in the plastic that is extracted from used refrigerators.
In 2019, we processed plastic from approx. 251,615 discarded refrigerators – this in turn has spared society of 1,844,844 kg in CO2 emissions. It is a circular economy that is most certainly viable!