Pillars of Sustainability

Solid Waste Sent to Landfill

This index shows the amount of solid waste produced and sent to landfill for every ton of feedstock crushed or processed.*

Throughout all regions, efficiency measures led to a significant reduction in the amount of solid waste sent to landfill. This very strong performance delivered a year-on-year improvement of 45.5%. 

*It is measured in metric tons of waste per metric ton of feedstock (MT/MT).

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45.5%

2020: 0.3

2019: 0.55

Case Study

Improvements in our integrated rapeseed crushing and biodiesel plant

In our integrated rapeseed crushing and biodiesel plant in Wittenberg, Germany, several improvements made during the year led to a massive reduction in solid waste. These improvements focused on producing innovative bio-based chemicals and biofuels from the by-products of rapeseed oil production. Not only did this new production reduce waste, it also generated additional income for the site.

By repurposing material that was previously sent to landfill, the team was able make Wittenberg almost waste-free, reducing the amount of solid waste sent to landfill by more than 4,200,000 kg. This figure represents almost a quarter of all solid waste sent to landfill globally.

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