Eimskip signs an agreement of environmentally friendly recycling of plastic

Monday, February 10, 2020

Eimskip signed an agreement today to recycle plastic that accumulates in the Company‘s operation in Iceland, domestically with the company Pure North. Pure North is a unique recycling company that recycles plastic with geothermal energy resulting in lower CO2 emissions. Eimskip was one of the first companies in Iceland to establish an environmental policy in 1991. In the year 2015, the Company set a goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 40% before 2030 per transported unit. This project is one of many to support that journey.

„The environmental matters are an important part of our daily operations and decision making. We are proud to start this partnership with Pure North and to recycle plastic in a more environmentally friendly way.“ says Vilhelm Már Þorsteinsson, CEO of Eimskip.  

Áslaug Hulda Jónsdóttir at Pure North says that the company uses geothermal energy to dry the plastic after it has been shredded, wastewater to clean it and that no chemicals are used in the process. „The plastic pallets that we produce are the most environmentally friendly plastic pallets in the world.“ says Áslaug.

From left on the picture: Elín Hjálmsdóttir Vice president Human Resources, Stefán Níels Guðmundsson Operations Manager, Falasteen Abu Libdeh specialist in social responsibility, Edda Rut Björnsdóttir Head of Marketing & Communications and Vilhelm Már Þorsteinsson CEO.  

Further information on our environmental policy and our Corporate Social Responsibility can be found on our website: https://www.eimskip.com/about-eimskip/corporate-social-responsibility/  and here https://www.eimskip.com/2018/corporate-social-responsibility/