Give life to the waste

When products and substances have played out their role and function, they enter a new phase, they become waste. While consumers and businesses are turning their attention to new products and services, a carefully crafted machinery will take on the job of ensuring that waste is not an environmental problem, but is given new life and that values are preserved.

Circular economy in practice

With a circular economy and climate challenge high on the agenda, the focus in Norway has been to move from landfill to ensure the highest possible recycling and re-use of waste resources. This requires new methods and new technology, and a close interaction between waste owners and all links in the value chain. At the same time, we must make sure that we remove environmental toxins from the cycle. For this to work in the best possible way, the value chains must be optimized and adapted to the demanding quality requirements of the industry and an increasingly globalized world.

Landfill is still the most common form of treatment for waste both in Europe and the rest of the world. Uncontrolled landfills with degradable waste pose a major threat to the climate. The most important job to reduce climate emissions from waste globally, therefore, is to give life to the waste.

Marine litter

Marine litter and plastic in the sea is one of the great challenges of our time, which comes with the use of plastic as a functional and useful material. The most important factor in ensuring that as little as possible of the plastic ends up astray is to have functioning waste systems. At the same time, the design for recycling must facilitate the sorting and recycling of the plastic.

Animal by-products and organic waste

Animal by-products are a residual raw material that contains animal protein that can no longer be used as food for humans. The regulations, which are administered by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, are complicated and the Animal Biporate Product Regulations are extensive. Animal by-products are, for example, all types of slaughter waste from animals and fish, food waste, food waste and livestock manure. The regulations provide special requirements for import / export, transport, labeling, processing, use, risk assessments and approvals. Hygienic risk is weighted between possibilities for recycling such as fertilizer, feed or other technical products, and the regulations further state which technologies and process parameters are legal.

Norwaste has good knowledge of the requirements that apply to treatment, approval of facilities, internal control, risk assessments and we can assist in the dialogue with the authorities. Norwaste can help you identify what you need to know at an early stage in a business plan or in an approval process, whether it concerns issues related to requirements for treatment, raw materials, approval of fertilizer production, biogas plants, composting plants or insect production.