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Envac and the UN:s Sustainable Development Goals

World leaders have signed up to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to make the world a more sustainable place before 2030.  By incorporating smart waste collection technologies, Envac can help its customers to achieve Goal 11.

SDG Goal 11 and Target 11.6

Goal 11

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Target 11.6

Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

Envac’s commitment to Goal 11

We have developed smart solutions to help cities optimise waste collection, reduce carbon emissions by up to 90 per cent and encourage individuals to sort their waste more effectively and sustainably.
By transporting waste underground using airflow, cities can become safer, more resilient and inclusive.

Global crisis or global opportunity?

Envac wholeheartedly believes that this is an opportunity, however the world’s cities must start working now in order to achieve SDG 11. After all, with increasing pressure on urban environments, time is of the essence.

The team at Envac is continually developing smart waste technologies to encourage cities and their inhabitants to embrace more sustainable and innovative approaches to waste collection.

A changing population

  • Half of the world’s population – 3.5 billion people – live in cities today
  • By 2030, almost 60 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas
  • The world’s cities occupy just three per cent of the Earth’s surface but account for 60 – 80 per cent of energy consumption and 75 per cent of carbon emissions
  • Rapid urbanisation is putting pressure on fresh water supplies, the sewage system, the living environment and public health


The Grow Smarter Project, Stockholm

In the GrowSmarter project – an EU-funded initiative that has brought together cities and industry to showcase 12 ‘smart city’ solutions – Envac combines pneumatic waste collection with optical sorting.

Learn more about this project

The Envac system, behind the scenes

A detailed explanation of how our system works, from waste inlet to container in the waste collection station.

Find out how it works
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