Circular economy is in the heart of chemical industry and materials are used very efficiently in the industry. The raw materials differ as much as the end-products, which tells about the heterogenity of the chemical industry.
Most of the waste is utilised as raw material in other processes or as energy. The amount of materials going to waste has decreased significantly. Molecules are reused more and more.
Water is used both in chemical industry processes as well as in products as a raw material. Focus on water consumption has lead to an even further efficient use of resources.
Results of 2022
Resources are used efficiently in the Finnish chemical industry’s processes and the work develops constantly. In 2022, 53% of the companies reported to use recycled materials in their production. In 2020 5,4% of materials leaving the production are by-products and waste materials.
of materials used are
recycled or renewable