Die TSR Recycling GmbH & Co. KG hat sich mit dem BDE Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V. und weiteren Unternehmen der Aluminiumwirtschaft zusammengeschlossen, um auf der diesjährigen Umweltleitmesse IFAT in München den bereits gelebten Aluminiumkreislauf vorzustellen. Dieser lässt sich am Beispiel der Getränkedose auf der 140m² großen Sonderausstellungsfläche von der Produktion über die Weiterverarbeitung bis zum Recycling nachverfolgen. Mit einem 360 Grad-Film können Besucher darüber hinaus virtuell in die Welt des Aluminiumrecyclings eintauchen.
Together with the other companies, TSR is intending to make the most of their time at the fair to raise awareness of the importance of closed loop systems: “Aluminium is an ideal material stream for demonstrating how the circular economy can and – in this case – does work,” explained Bernd Fleschenberg, managing director of TSR Recycling GmbH & Co. KG. Supplies of primary raw materials are limited and processing them requires high amounts of energy and produces large volumes of carbon emissions – as is the case with aluminium. “The only sensible alternative is to use recycled raw materials,” Bernd Fleschenberg continued. “The challenge for the future will be to find ways to process preferably all material streams into high quality products – in line with a circular economy – to sustainably conserve natural resources and protect the environment.”
It is important here that everyone is closely involved in the discussions – politicians, the business world and society as a whole: “We will only be able to use more recycled raw materials in the future if all the players are more aware of the circular economy,” Bernd Fleschenberg stressed. “Which is why we were particularly pleased to welcome Environment Minister Svenja Schulze to our stand during her visit to the fair yesterday and to have the opportunity to explain the importance of recycled raw materials to her.”
TSR also presented its sustainability certificate at the IFAT. This is an important tool as it enables businesses to show how their recyclable materials are being processed and returned to production cycles and, consequently, how they are helping to protect the environment. The certificate, which was developed together with the independent Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, provides concrete figures on how carbon emissions and the consumption of primary raw materials and energy are cut. The calculations also take transport, pre-treatment and recycling into account. The fact that TSR’s sustainability certificate focuses on iron and non-ferrous metals makes it unique across the whole of the industry.
TSR Recycling GmbH & Co. KG
TSR is one of the leading companies on the European market for recycling ferrous and non-ferrous metals. With 140 branches and 2,500 employees across Europe, TSR has an annual turnover of 2.8 billion euros (2017) and processes more than 7.8 million tonnes (2017) of scrap metal every year. The company makes a significant contribution towards conserving natural resources and protecting the environment and is an important supplier of recycled raw materials. Over and over again. With absolutely no loss in quality.