Tarpaper Recycling

Country: Denmark 🇩🇰
Founded: 2006
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The solution

Tarpaper Recycling offers a unique sustainable and circular solution for a waste handling problem. With collection and treatment of roofing felt waste we reduce the construction waste and ensure 100% recycling of our valuable scarce resources. Roofing felt contains 55% bitumen and 45% sand and stone which can be used directly in asphalt production as substitute for virgin materials.

Traditionally, roofing felt waste has been sent to landfill or incineration with environmental problems as consequence. New and sustainable solutions are thus needed. With our patented and CE certified technology we produce and deliver a quality circular product from roofing felt that can substitute 50% of the virgin bitumen oil used in asphalt production.

The asphalt producer and end customer thus contribute to a circular economy, save scarce resources and reduce CO2 emissions. Every ton of asphalt that is produced with roofing felt granules saves 60 kg. of CO2. On top of this there is a large economic benefit for the asphalt producer as well as customer as the recycled product is sold at 50% of the actual bitumen price. Savings on a production of 100.000 tons asphalt are in the range of 300.000-400.000 pounds.

Asphalt produced with BitumenMix is of the same quality as asphalt produced with only virgin materials which is tested and proved in roads in many countries. Our service and product are today available in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany with customers also in Holland and Poland.

A part of what makes Tarpaper Recycling stand out from other bitumen suppliers and waste management systems, is that Tarpaper Recycling directly helps achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Tarpaper Recycling offers an innovative and sustainable solution for the European infrastructure. By using BitumenMix in the asphalt production, the producer obtains a reduction of 60 kg CO2 per ton asphalt, and at the same time decreases the amount of roofing felt in landfill and incineration plants.

Thus, Tarpaper Recycling contributes to the development goals 9, 11 and 12 and our solution helps achieve a circular economy, more sustainable production and even with economic benefit for the waste producer, asphalt producer and end customer with great advantages for the society as a whole.

Impact description

All over Europe there is a growing demand for green and circular solutions. Resource-efficiency and working towards a zero-waste society is a political priority and requirements to waste handling and treatment are therefore becoming more and more comprehensive. Thus, the need for sustainable solutions for treatment of roofing felt is also increasing.

Tarpaper Recycling offers a sustainable solution that ensures 100% recycling of roofing felt waste. Incineration and land filling of roofing felt can therefore be 100% avoided. On top of this the need for virgin materials in the asphalt production can be reduced, as our product can substitute at least 50% of the virgin bitumen used when producing asphalt.

Thus a waste problem is solved and less virgin materials are used. Our service and product contribute to the development goals 9, 11 and 12: SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization: by providing an innovative and green solution to asphalt projects Tarpaper Recycling contributes to creating sustainable infrastructure. SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities: By reducing the CO2 emissions, the carbon footprints of cities using asphalt with BitumenMix will be improved. SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption: by recycling bitumen from roofing felt, resource efficiency is assured minimizing the use of virgin natural resources and generation of waste.

Contact Person

Cecilie Fernandez

What sector is the business involved in

Infrastructure - including transport/mobility/construction/waste management, Circular

List of countries the product is present outside the base country

  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Holland
  • Poland

Region the company could be targeting

Asia

Number of employees

6

Looking for

Accessing market opportunity, Access and introductions to the right people, Bespoke market research, Capital investment, Other


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