Extended Producer Responsibility in Sweden: Towards better waste management
Extended Producer responsibility (EPR) is a governmental policy and a Swedish law that aims to better waste management and collection. The Swedish system shifts the waste management cost or physical collection fully from local governments to producers. The policy applies to different goods such as packaging, newsprint, electronic products, batteries, tires, end-of-life vehicles, pharmaceutical waste, stray radioactive products and radioactive sources.
Reco lab: Sustainable management of domestic wastewater and food waste
The new residential area Oceanhamnen (The Ocean Harbour) in Helsingborg, is connected to three separate wastewater pipes; one vacuum pipe for toilets, one for food waste and a third pipe for the remaining greywater (showers, dishwashing and sinks). The separation of wastewater at the source enables recovery of resources from wastewater at Sweden’s first recovery plant; Reco lab.
Eco-city Augustenborg: Creating an attractive and resilient district
The district Augustenborg has been rebuilt during the last 20 years to manage problems with flooding and socioeconomic challenges. By planning and rebuilding through solutions based on ecosystem services, the area is now an attractive district that managed well during the flooding 2014 in Malmö.
Domsjö a world class biorefinery
Domsjö Fabriker is part of the Aditya Birla Group, which is the world’s largest producer of viscose fibers. We develop future textile materials from northern spruce to catwalks worldwide.
By working together with our customers, we want to make a difference. We are already involved in creating a sustainable bioeconomy that utilizes forest as the unique recourse that it is.
MTC a test bed facility for waste materials
Increased efforts in environmental technology is crucial for a more sustainable use of society’s resources. MTC in Umeå specializes in the implementation of emerging environmental technologies focusing on waste, contaminated water and contaminated soil. Our customers include problem owners, companies looking to demonstrate new technology and academia focusing on applied research.
Algae pilot – reducing CO2 emissions with the help of algae
This Algae pilot is the first of its kind in Sweden. The algae convert unwanted substances to utilities. The goal is that algae cultivation will reduce our emissions of carbon dioxide and purify waste water to minimize over-fertilization of our waters and at the same time produce an energy-rich algae mass that is raw material for biodiesel (algae with high fatty acid content), animal feed (protein-rich algae) etc.
Processum – Anything Made from Oil Can Be Made from Biomass
An international biorefinery hub. Processum has during a number of years purposefully built up a set of pilot equipment aimed at biorefinery projects. The equipment consists of pilots for thermochemical pre-treatment, biochemical processes, thermochemical syntheses as well as pilots for separations. A broad spectrum of biomasses, like forest raw materials of all kinds as well as industrial residual streams and waste materials, can in pilot scale be converted to e.g. materials, proteins, bioenergy and chemicals. There are also pilot equipment for algae, torrefaction and drying trials in Umeå.
Dåva Landfill and Waste Center with a 1000-year perspective
Dåva Landfill and Waste Center in Umeå AB (Dåva DAC) takes care of many types of waste. Some examples are ashes from waste incineration and combustion of biofuels, contaminated soils, various waste products from the industry, waste for landfill from households and businesses, asbestos and sulphide soil. We see this as exciting wastes, often with great potential of recycling. We work with flexible solutions, in order to recycle as much as possible.