The temperature is rising. We’ve heard this before. The ice caps are melting and water levels are rising. Carbon dioxide emissions amount to a staggering 35 billion tonnes per year.
The UN’s climate panel IPCC believes that there is still a small possibility of limiting warming to 1.5°C by 2100, but only if we radically reduce our emissions in all sectors of society within the next ten years. And this must happen at a pace never seen before. An increase in temperature of 2 degrees would have dramatic consequences for ecosystems, humans, and other species. Every tenth of a degree makes a difference. Every effort counts.
The recycling industry has been given a clearer, more prominent, role in the fight against emissions and the pollution of our planet. But our industry has in many ways been a traditional one and at Järnmalmer we have realised the need for technical innovation and new ways of thinking.
We were the first in the country to introduce a unique on-demand system to empty our containers, which we call “Swipe for zero”. This means that as a customer you can now choose to have a container with an in-built application, where you swipe directly on the container every time it needs to be emptied. A digital signal is sent to our system, and we quickly empty the container and recycle the iron and metal scrap at the same time as offsetting all carbon dioxide emissions.
The system, which has been developed with Chalmers Teknologkonsulter, calculates the carbon dioxide to be emitted throughout the chain, from the time the material is in the container until it is processed into new remelted material, ready to be used again.
With this data, the system also calculates how many trees need to be planted to make the recycling process climate-neutral, and through our partners Zeromission and Plan Vivo, the trees are planted with controlled and long-term climate benefits. In this way, we close the cycle together and make a difference.
An increase in the average temperature of 2°C by 2100 would radically change our lives on this planet. Our hope is that we can inspire you to think in a new way, regardless of the size, industry, or phase of your company. Everyone can do something. It is when there are many more acting and making a commitment that we can achieve the change that is required. There is hope, but we need a new way. Remember that every effort counts. Then obey the doctor’s words. Contact us to join “Swipe for zero”, and our environmental initiatives will be yours. And together we will have taken a small step towards a better environment.