Recycling is part of all our actions.
We incorporate recycling everywhere it’s possible in our production and everyday work life.
For years, we have focused on recycling – including the amounts of metal dust from our production lines and today Valmont SM have the world's highest level of reuse in the metallization process producing wind components and towers.
We recycle dust from filters and sandblasting, and the recycling of the metallization dust has a big and positive impact on the amount of our CO2 emission.
All of the metallic dust from the pure zinc process is recycled and when recycled the CO₂ imprint is 78 kg / 1000 kg zinc.
That in comparison with when zinc is extracted, the CO₂ imprint is 3120 kg / 1000 kg zinc.
But we are also constantly working to reduce our amount of waste and scrap and we are proud that we are now recycling between 92 and 95 percent.