Waste

A total of 99 per cent of Apetit Group’s waste streams are non-hazardous waste that is either recovered or used in energy production or as animal feed.

Approximately 65 per cent of the entire Group’s waste is biowaste from the Säkylä frozen foods plant, consisting mainly of soil that comes to the plant with harvest season vegetables as well as vegetable peeling waste. Apetit seeks to reduce the amount of biowaste with the steam peeler investment. The Säkylä plant’s biowaste was entirely used as bioenergy raw material and animal feed.

Approximately 0.01 per cent of the Group’s waste streams is hazardous waste. Hazardous waste was mainly generated by the waste streams of the construction sites at the Säkylä and Kantvik plants. Apetit Group’s waste is processed by an external operator that is responsible for the appropriate disposal of waste.

Waste generated by end products manufactured by Apetit Group consists of packaging waste and potential food waste. The aim is to increase the degree of recyclability of the packaging materials used by Apetit. Of Apetit products’ consumer packaging waste, approximately 39 per cent is recyclable paperboard, 20 per cent is recyclable plastic and 33 per cent is recyclable plastic but that is incinerated.