Sävjo Plastic continually endeavours to reduce the company’s environmental impact.
“We’ve purposefully concentrated on sustainability and the environment, aiming to be at the very forefront of developments. Our efforts are focused on reducing carbon emissions as far as possible,” explains Tommy Asterhed, CEO of Sävjo Plastic AB.
The company’s plant has been upgraded in recent years and now includes the most energy-efficient, fully electric injection moulding machines powered by electricity generated from the sun, wind and water. Using the same resources we also have a 100% electric vehicle for all internal journeys, and the latest initiative involves the use of traceable fossil-free raw material (pine oil).
Offering our customers fossil-free raw materials has enabled us to reduce carbon emissions from production by an impressive 800 tonnes over the course of just 18 months.
The use of tall oil-based material cuts carbon emissions by roughly 8 kg of CO2 per kg of goods produced, compared with normal PP plastic.
In the filling industry, we offer our customers snus cans made from environmentally certified material based on pine oil; a renewable residual product of the forest industry.
“Plastic packaging can impact on both the environment and climate. Low-carbon packaging is the future, and often also a requirement in the food industry. That’s why it’s great to be able to sell snus cans made from environmentally certified material on the market,” explains Tommy Asterhed, CEO of Sävjo Plastic.
Sävjo Plastic AB is third-party certified according to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification PLUS SYSTEM (ISCC Plus), which ensures input materials have been produced under sustainable conditions.
The certification is proof of the use and traceability of renewable alternatives to fossil-based plastic material. The use of tall oil-based material cuts carbon emissions by roughly 8 kg of CO2 per kg of goods produced, compared with normal PP plastic.
The ISCC Plus certification guarantees that the same amount of fossil-free plastic raw material is supplied to the market as is used in the packaging produced. This is achieved by means of a ‘mass balance solution’, which involves replacing fossil oil with tall oil in an amount that corresponds to that used in production.