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Perstorp adds water and waste targets

Swedish chemical company Perstorp has added new corporate sustainability targets for water and waste to its sustainability strategy. These comprise 30% absolute reductions of freshwater consumption and of both hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste directed to disposal by 2030 from a 2019 baseline.

Several large projects are planned that “will contribute significantly”, the firm said. These include purifying and recycling wastewater, and Project Air, in which captured CO2 and residue streams from the Stenungsund site (pictured) are used as raw material for the production of sustainable methanol, replacing all use of fossil fuels for methanol production in Europe.

The new targets form part of a long-term sustainability ambition of becoming ‘finite material neutral, which also involves raw materials, energy and catalysts. Perstorp had set its first 2030 targets, for greenhouse gas emissions and (eco)toxic impact, in 2021

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