The Green Dot saves over 620 000 tonnes of CO2
"Climate protection cannot succeed without a functioning circular economy," Michael Wiener, CEO of Green Dot, is convinced. "Industry and materials management contribute to 45 percent of CO2 emissions – so recycling is indispensable to move towards a CO2-neutral economy."
Green Dot's annual environmental balance sheetIn accordance with DIN-EN-ISO standards, the Green Dot annually prepares an environmental balance sheet, certified by an expert, for the ecological evaluation of recycling and recovery. For the life cycle assessment, Green Dot determines the consumption of energy and resources and the amount of emissions generated by the individual recycling processes.
All individual quantities balanced are ecologically evaluated and combined into impact categories. Energy and resource consumption as well as emissions from recycling are compared to the corresponding impact categories for primary production. The life cycle assessment compares the impacts of the two systems – of course, it takes into account that the same product benefits are generated in primary production as in recycling.