According to the United Nations, the world produces around 300 million metric tons of plastic waste per year. We are a business-to-business company, and our largest plastic footprint comes from our product drums. Our manufacturing sites are zero process waste-to-landfill, and our plastic drums are fully recyclable. We are committed to continue to address our plastic footprint in all our operations, buildings, packaging and labs.
This year, in collaboration with our customers and suppliers, we recycled over 4,700 IBCs in Europe, saving 180 metric tonnes of steel, 67 tonnes of plastic and avoiding 400 tonnes of CO2 emissions.