29 September 2021, Spain: Tradecorp, a Rovensa company specialized in micronutrients and speciality fertilisers, eliminating the use of 35,000 kg of polyethylene per year, which corresponds to the emission of 115,000 kg of CO2 emissions per year.
This measure is being implemented in all Tradecorp’s industrial plants in Spain and will decrease in 25% the amount of plastic used in its one-litre packaging bottles and 11% in five-litre bottles.
By reducing its packaging’s environmental impact, Tradecorp not only decreases the use of plastic (less use of polyethylene), but also diminish the CO2 emissions of its packaging’s transportation and distribution (less fuel).
Sustainable pattern of production and consumption
Tradecorp’s Industrial Director, David Martín, explains that “this measure reflects our company’s environmental commitment towards a more sustainable pattern of production and consumption. Together with our suppliers, we are collaborating to identify and implement new opportunities for waste reduction, energy efficiency and decarbonisation. We only use what we need, without compromising the quality or the appearance of our packaging. It benefits all, inclusively to reduce our client’s own waste”.
The measure is the result of the regular verifications that Tradecorp carries out to validate and ensure the quality of its products through which the company detects opportunities of improvement. These verifications also guarantee that, despite the reduction in the amount of plastic, the bottles still have the same quality, and the product is not affected. These new bottles not only protect Tradecorp solutions safely, but also ensure its resistance, quality, and design.
All these initiatives are part of the company’s sustainability plan, which already includes the use of 100% renewable energy in all Tradecorp’s plants in Spain, as well as the use of recycled cardboard in its boxes. The next projects on the agenda include reducing the weight of its boxes and the use of recycled plastic in its bottles.
“At Tradecorp, we are determined to guarantee sustainable production and consumption in our factories by reducing energy consumption, emissions, waste generation and water use”, concludes David Martín.
Addressing the sustainable development goals through packaging:
SDG 12, Sustainable Production & Consumption, and SDG 13, Climate Action
- Tradecorp’s work on packaging supports 2 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG12, SDG 13), and is part of Rovensa Group’s commitment to contribute to a net zero future. As a Rovensa Company, we are taking action to cut plastic packaging and decrease our greenhouse gas emissions to stop climate change and its impacts.
- Tradecorp’s environmental commitment is also aligned with the EU’s “Fit for 55”, which sets a 55% reduction-target in carbon emissions by 2030.