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  • Dear Readers!

    Even after just a few months, 2019 is already panning out to be a year full of uncertainty. We are all having to face a variety of challenges. With many of these linked to climate change and the environment, they are automatically affecting the environmental services sector as well. The impact of climate change could be felt all around the world last year with countries being struck by floods, forest fires and drought – and experts are expecting more of the same this year. Both industrial and political decision-makers and consumers across the globe are well aware that urgent measures need to be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – something that has been further highlighted by the young Swedish environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, who has inspired schoolchildren to take to the streets on Fridays to get adults to finally tackle this problem. This will be a mammoth task as it involves nothing less than halting the loss of biodiversity and ensuring there are sufficient supplies of natural resources for future generations. And this is precisely what REMONDIS does by recovering high quality raw materials from waste. Indeed, there is no other individual measure that is so successful at cutting greenhouse gas emissions and conserving natural resources. And this is why we see it as our task to extend the reach of our services and pass on our know-how to others – especially to other countries – to promote resource-friendly recycling activities.

    Our industry is currently undergoing a technological change that will alter the way many things are done. As the world becomes ever more digital, it is inevitable that this technology will have an impact on our everyday lives as well as on the way we do business. The spread of digitisation, however, is creating its own new set of challenges. The political environment in many regions around the world is also changing which could hamper our cross-border efforts to promote sustainable development. This, of course, also includes the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the growing tensions between the so-called superpowers. We need the support of our politicians so that we can make the world that little bit more sustainable – whether it be the implementation of a Europe-wide landfill ban or the creation of an Ecodesign Directive that takes raw material efficiency into account as well as energy efficiency. All in all, the upcoming European Elections will be an important political milestone for Europe.

    REMONDIS is doing its utmost to turn these challenges into opportunities and to navigate through these stormy seas safely. We are marking out the way for sustainable success by investing in technology and growing our portfolio.

    You can find out more about our plans for the future by taking a look through this latest issue of REMONDIS AKTUELL – and discover how our customers can benefit from our strong and stable services in these volatile times. 


    Egbert Tölle

Growth in recycling capacities

REMONDIS continues to grow its business in Australia and now has the capacity to process liquid and solid industrial residue in a number of towns including Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria. In January, REMONDIS acquired the Melbourne-based businesses, Eastern Liquid Services (ELS) and Organic Environmental Solutions (OES). Thanks to these takeovers, REMONDIS is not only able to operate in this field in the second-largest city on the Australian continent, it also now has all of the infrastructure needed to process liquid and solid materials from commercial, industrial and retail firms.

Collection of a wide range of residual materials

REMONDIS Service offers its customers a range of services including cleaning, maintaining and servicing wastewater treatment facilities, oil and petrol separators, grease traps, water separators at car washes as well as many other types of plants and facilities. The company’s first step is to collect the residue from its many different customers, who range from car businesses and garages, to restaurants and catering businesses, all the way through to wastewater pipe operators. This is then treated and recycled in the liquid residue processing plant that OES commissioned in 2019. “We are expecting the demand for our services to increase in Melbourne – especially when it comes to servicing grease traps – as the city has such a high density of cafes and restaurants and its population is steadily growing year on year,” commented Björn Becker, chief sales officer at REMONDIS, taking a look ahead at this customer and growth-oriented line of business.

  • ”We look forward to further extending our business operations so that we are well prepared for the upcoming growth in the city’s population.”

    Dean Dowie, Operations Manager at REMONDIS

Cutting edge technology

Using state-of-the-art technology, this facility is able to handle around 4 million litres of liquid materials every month including old oil, wastewater from grease traps, industrial wastewater, bore slurry and rainwater from sewers. This acquisition has not only given REMONDIS access to this treatment facility but also to the company’s extensive fleet. Operations manager, Dean Dowie, is also expecting business to grow in this popular coastal city: “We look forward to further extending our business operations so that we are well prepared for the upcoming growth in the city’s population.”

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