Sustainability and working towards a recycling society
The Brundtland Commission has introduced the concept of sustainable development at the end of the 1980’s. Sustainable development is defined as
The European commission has defined the roadmap towards a resource efficient Europe and with regards to recycling the 2020 defined milestones are:
By 2020, waste is managed as a resource. Waste generated per capita is in absolute decline. Recycling and re-use of waste are economically attractive options for public and private actors due to widespread separate collection and the development of functional markets for secondary raw materials. More materials, including materials having a significant impact on the environment and critical raw materials, are recycled.
- Waste legislation is fully implemented
- Illegal shipments of waste have been eradicated
- Energy recovery is limited to non-recyclable materials
- landfilling is virtually eliminated
- and high quality recycling is ensured
The Müller-Guttenbrunn Group is already in the process of working towards these targeted actions and our plans are to continue focussing on recycling depth and recycling efficiency in combination continued focus on regional and local environmental issues and compliance as well as on ensuring a sound and healthy economic basis of the Müller-Guttenbrunn Group without which the other elements cannot be implemented.
These actions are defined as the key pillars of the Müller-Guttenbrunn Groups’ ecologic responsibility.