Landfill. An ugly dumping ground of unwanted waste. Waste that leaks dangerous toxins, leachate and greenhouse gases into the soil – often for hundreds of years – contributing to the world’s pollution and poor health. And once it’s dumped, there’s no going back.
But we can go forward. At Electrolux, as we strive for circularity in everything we do, we’re exploring new ways to eliminate our production’s contribution to the world’s landfills. As a first step, we’re rolling out our global Electrolux Zero Waste to Landfill Program in all factories to add transparency.
Being part of the program means factories are given set goals to decrease waste disposal and are tasked with finding opportunities for recycling materials and recovering the energy generated during incineration to use as heat, electricity or fuel.
We know we have a way to go before we reach Zero Waste to Landfill at all our sites – but through the program, we believe we get one important step closer to our target. In fact, thanks to the program, during 2019 we already globally reduced the amount of disposed waste from our factories by more than 35%.
We’re committed to changing the way we work to support a better world.