Our commitments to a circular economy
SPHERE has been aware of the need to take environmental issues into account for over 40 years, and it continues to reinforce its commitment to the circular economy by implementing an eco-design policy and adopting an industrial strategy focused on the use of raw materials that are more environmentally friendly.
We are increasing the number of certifications and reducing our carbon footprint.
We adopt an educational approach to help all of our consumers.
This approach is in line with the objectives defined recently at European Union level (Package Circulary Economy) which stipulate that the European market must, among other things, achieve a 65% average recycling rate for its packaging waste by 2025 (including 50% for plastic packaging), increasing to 70% by 2030. In addition, the European Union expects biowaste to be collected separately (for industrial composting) or home composted by 2024.
SPHERE contributes to recycling
Investments in the recycling of used plastics from its own production and those purchased externally increase the proportion of recycled products in SPHERE production and so reduce the consumption of virgin and fossil materials. SPHERE group helps its customers with the selective collection of household waste by making bags available for collection and by recovering them to be processed and recycled for reuse in its production.
For over five years, the tonnage of products from virgin fossil materials has been lower than that made from recycled materials.
SPHERE contributes to the development of the biowaste sector
The SPHERE group supplies municipalities with bio-compostable bags that can be adapted to a vented kitchen caddy to collect bio-waste and valorise it.
The recycling of biowaste, which accounts for one third of household waste, is used to produce natural fertilisers and generate clean and renewable energy.