We can reduce unnecessary costs by reducing the amount of waste we generate. At the same time, sourcing industrial by-products has the potential to both reduce our raw material costs and alleviate pressure on natural resources.
In 2020, 24% of raw materials used in Kemira’s global manufacturing came from recycled sources or industrial by-products. In our inorganic coagulants line, 70–80% of raw material comes from recycled sources (scrap iron and spent pickle liquor). These are used in the treatment of wastewater, drinking water, and in many other industrial water treatment applications.