Founded by the Global Recycling Foundation in 2018, this event aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling for preserving and securing a healthy future for our planet.
Today is Global Recycling Day. Founded by the Global Recycling Foundation in 2018, this event aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling for preserving and securing a healthy future for our planet. Recycling is a key part of the circular economy in helping to protect our natural resources and around the world, Sonepar is engaged in over 230 sustainable initiatives.
When examining the key role Sonepar has in the recycling and reuse of material, CEO Philippe Delpech stated, “Product distribution generates vast quantities of packaging, for which Sonepar is responsible. This has led to the introduction of best practices regarding the management of this material: reuse of cardboard and packaging, recycling of cardboard with the help of local partners, and optimization of containers.”
Around the world, we see these best practices coming into play. For example, over the past year, Sonepar in Germany, Brazil, Spain, and Elektroskandia Sverige in Sweden are widely using bags made from 100% recycled plastic, and reusable delivery boxes made from recycled paper. In 2019, Excel Networking Solutions in the UK replaced single-use plastic with paper packaging for over 90% of its products. In France, Sonepar strengthened its partnership with ecosystem to recycle customers’ used equipment, and Cebeo in Belgium has partnered with RENEWI to manage the separation and recycling of all their waste. Sustainability and Circularity teams have been created in countries such as Switzerland, China, and Technische Unie in the Netherlands to be the driving force behind pivotal, ecological initiatives.
Head to the Sustainability page on our website, to find out more.