Sustainability is a natural element of the business
Issues relating to sustainability have long been a natural, integral element of day-to-day operations at Fiskeby. We use nature’s resources in our manufacturing process: recovered fibre, energy and water. We strive to minimise our environmental impact at every stage of the process. Fiskeby contributes towards a sustainable society by using recycled fibre and renewable energy.
When sustainability became a commonly used term in the 1980s, Fiskeby already had about 30 years’ experience of practical work on sustainability. Our factory was built in order to recycle packaging products, and we still use 100% recovered fibre in the manufacturing of new packaging material. That’s sustainability. The purpose of packaging something, e.g. food, is to protect the product during transport, storage and consumption in order to minimise waste. As much as possible must be used to benefit society and the consumer.
Handled correctly, a fibre can be reused as a component in new packaging products no fewer than seven times. That’s what we do. The fact that we do this with lower consumption of energy and lower emissions to the environment than all comparable plants does not stop us from striving to become even better. Fiskeby makes use of all parts of the recovered material that we buy. What cannot be used for board production (e.g. plastic) is separated and used instead to generate energy.
- Recycling of packaging contributes to a sustainable society through the efficient use of natural resources.
- Recycled paper-based production consumes less energy than manufacturing based on virgin fiber.
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Two parallel cycles are in progress at Fiskeby. The first cycle is the energy production. The second cycle is the products' life cycle.