Implementation of a plastics recycling policy
Terms of the action or commitment
Based on a detailed identification of the nature of the plastics used, establish a recycling policy adapted to the territorial level by identifying ad hoc channels with a double objective of reducing the quantities implemented and recycling 100% of the consumption. The action of identifying sources and recovery routes was carried out in 2020. The objectives will be set in 2021.
2022 follow-up of the action
End of 2021, 98% of industrial plastic used for the packaging were recycled or reused. The 100% rate can never be reached because some contaminated plastics cannot be recycled or reused without risk. The amount of plastic is 238 tons in 2021 versus 323 tons in 2020.
Vallourec asks its suppliers to reduce their plastic packaging. In addition, Vallourec has developed an offer to recover and recycle the plastic protectors delivered with Vallourec Tubes to our customers. This “Seconf Life Protector” project makes it possible to reduce the impact on the environment and thus reduce our purchases of plastic materials.