Giving power cable scrap a second life
The NKT recycling process plays a key part in our ambition to limit our environmental footprint and over the years, we have steadily reduced our landfill disposal and have reached significant results on the journey towards zero landfill. Across the organization, people are reducing the use of the landfill and current state is that use of landfill constitutes only 4% of the total waste treatment processes of NKT. Efficient material utilization has been a long-term focus enabling a high utilization.
In 2021, we successfully closed the loop on our production scrap and recycle 100% by giving the materials new life in other products and applications.
The need for new technology is essential for a low carbon future as the global power grids are constantly expanding, driven by megatrends such as urbanization, decentralization and a growing demand for electricity produced from renewable energy sources.
As a technology leader in the power cable industry, we are continuously developing new technologies to enable more efficient, reliable and sustainable power transmission based on environmentally friendly materials.
The environmental impact and carbon footprint are core considerations when we develop new products and solutions. A key focus in this development is to design for sustainable manufacturing processes, efficient material usage, long product lifespan and potential for decommissioning and recycling.
We are investigating, developing and testing new materials on an ongoing basis with constant focus on minimizing the environmental impact of our products and solutions.