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A well-functioning circular economy is an indispensable part of sustainable business. To achieve the best possible carbon footprint, therefore, circular economy firms must also consider the sustainability of their kerbside collection activities. REMONDIS sees itself as being both responsible and proactive in this area. It certainly considers logistics as yet another way to grow sustainability and, wherever possible, is looking at using vehicles run on alternative, more climate-friendly fuels. This also applies to the Danish capital region in and around Copenhagen.
REMONDIS is now purchasing a total of eight natural gas refuse collection vehicles there as part of its partnership with ARC (Amager Resource Center). Each truck will be able to cover a distance of approx. 400,000 kilometres every year. ARC is a Danish recycling company owned by the municipalities of Dragør, Frederiksberg, Hvidovre, Copenhagen and Tårnby. Among other things, it is responsible for operating nine recycling centres in the region. The company is known far beyond Denmark as the operator of Amager Bakke, a waste-to-energy plant with an artificial ski slope on its roof.
Søren Eriksen, REMONDIS Managing Director
REMONDIS will continue to collect and transport recyclable materials, such as packaging and paper, on behalf of ARC for many more years. This contract also includes garden material and green cuttings. The collaboration between REMONDIS and ARC, which began four years ago, has, therefore, not only been extended but also includes additional responsibilities. Having been put out to tender and awarded to REMONDIS, this contract is one of the largest of its kind in Denmark. The affiliated communities, which are home to around 800,000 inhabitants in all, operate a delivery system for which around 23,000 containers were set up.
REMONDIS has been responsible for collecting used glass in the city of Frederiksberg for five years. Following the latest tender process organised by the utilities company Frederiksberg Forsyning, REMONDIS has once again been awarded the contract for the next few years. Frederiksberg, located in the west of the Danish capital Copenhagen and completely enclosed by the urban area of its bigger sister, has just over 100,000 inhabitants.
REMONDIS has been responsible for collecting used glass in the city of Frederiksberg for five years. It has now been awarded a new contract
“What was important for this contract was that the municipality wished to have a partner who could help further develop its collection and recycling processes and, by doing so, help it to reach its ambitious recycling goals,” commented REMONDIS Managing Director Søren Eriksen. He continued: “This makes REMONDIS the perfect partner – especially in view of its international network.”
Both successful contracts show that REMONDIS is well set to position itself as a driver of the recycling industry. This is all the more true as Denmark’s politicians are now paving the way for there to be more effective cooperation work between private and public sector companies operating in the circular economy.