We plan to design and build a number of resource renewal facilities around the world by 2030. Through the programme more than one million tonnes of ASR, the material left over following metal recycling, will be diverted from landfill each year and transformed into new, quality products.
New products could include aggregates for construction materials, electricity to power our resource renewal facility and co-located operations, and the building blocks for plastics. The products we create will be dependent on where the facility is located and local market requirements.
Sims Resource Renewal operates in line with the waste hierarchy. We will remove all recoverable material before the automotive shredder residue is used in the resource renewal process.
We will use proven, advanced plasma gasification technology at our facilities, and will continually improve by drawing on the latest innovations generated through our research and development investments. Our designs are based on European emissions standards which is the current global emissions benchmark.
Our aim is to deliver a leading circular business model that creates value for our business and society.
Through Sims Resource Renewal we will eliminate over one million tonnes of our own waste from going to landfill every year and transform it into new, useful products for society.