The Swedish-headquartered architect of pneumatic waste collection system (PWCS) technology, Envac, which has over four million users worldwide, has committed to making its global operation carbon neutral by 2030 following the publication of its annual sustainability report.
Launched this month, the report illustrates the Stena Adactum-owned firm’s environmental, economic and social achievements throughout 2021. These include how over 50,000 new homes and over 150,000 new end users began using Envac’s PWCS, which transports waste, via airflow, from inlets to a collection station using a pipe network typically located underground or within a building’s walls.
Looking ahead, Envac now has its sights set on becoming carbon neutral by the next decade, which it hopes to achieve in part through the upcoming launch of ReFlow, a new digital infrastructure that helps Envac’s users and customers reduce their waste collection footprint.
Collaborating with behavioural scientists, Envac has developed a digital framework that will inspire its users to improve their recycling habits, compare their environmental performance to that of their neighbours, and decrease waste and plastic waste generation by up to 12 and 15 per cent respectively.
Christer Lundberg, Global Sustainability & QMS Manager at Envac AB, comments: “The results and learnings from last year’s report provided us with valuable insight into what we need to prioritise in order to achieve our long-term sustainability goals. With a rapidly growing Envac userbase, increasing global pressure to become more sustainable and the imminent launch of ReFlow, we expect to be in great shape and ready to become carbon neutral as we approach a new decade.”
Joakim Karlsson, CEO at Envac AB, adds: “Envac’s core business is built on creating smarter cities, improving the quality of life for those who interact with our system and securing a greener planet for future generations. Our latest sustainability report demonstrates that we are achieving this. We’re incredibly excited about the potential ReFlow has for enhancing liveability for those in densely populated urban populations around the world, and I’m deeply proud of our people and our technology for their ability to facilitate this important shift.”
Envac’s proprietary PWCS technology, which was first developed in the 1960s and can now be found in 24 countries, currently supports multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The system is increasingly being used as a tool to help cities meet their ambitious waste and recycling targets.
Read the report here