TMR’s objectives:

  • Work towards zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.
  • Get a full picture of TMR’s climate impact (Scope 1-3).
  • Increased resource efficiency in terms of reduced emissions per tonne of waste handled.
  • Increase the share of renewable energy and phase out fossil fuels in work machines, service vehicles, facilities and transport.
  • Reduce Omni Polymers’ customers’ CO2 emissions by at least 50% compared to the use of virgin polymers.

TMR will minimize its climate impact by gaining a complete picture of emission sources and promoting resource efficiency throughout the value chain. We create climate benefits by giving new life to what was previously incinerated.

Calculation of TMR emissions in 2022 Minimizing greenhouse gas emissions is a priority for TMR. Our starting point is that emissions need to be measured to be addressed. Therefore, in 2022 we started mapping the emissions from TMR’s activities (Scope 1 and 2). In 2023, we will have emissions calculated in Scope 3.

Measuring our direct and indirect emissions gives us and our stakeholders a clearer picture of our climate impact and the measures to be taken to minimize it. The insights contribute to the development of concrete action plans and strategies to prioritize the right measures.

Intensive work continues in 2023 to address the main sources of emissions in Scope 1 and 2. In concrete terms, this means, for example, replacing diesel in working machines at Omni Polymers with HVO100. All TMR Productions’ work machines were already running on HVO100 in 2022.

The largest sources of Scope 2 emissions in 2022 are the use of electricity in the Ängelholm and Helsingborg plants. The majority of TMR’s emissions are expected to consist of Scope 3 emissions.

TMR’s work on resource efficiency

TMR’s work on resource-efficient transport and production continued in 2022. We intend to make our energy and water use more efficient, minimize waste and rejects, and switch to renewable and fossil-free energy sources. One measure of our resource efficiency is our carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per tonne of packaging material collected.

TMR aims to do more recycling and manufacturing in Sweden, such as that at Omni Polymers. This is because the Swedish electricity mix, with its high share of renewable electricity, is a better alternative compared to the European electricity mix. Omni Polymers aims to purchase only renewable electricity, which will further reduce the company’s environmental footprint.

Climate benefits from recycled raw materials

There are significant climate benefits to be gained when virgin plastic material is replaced by recycled plastic material. Prior to the development of Omni Polymers, a calculation of the expected climate benefits at system level with expected operation was carried out. The calculation showed that the plant’s recycled raw material can save customers 1.41 tons of carbon dioxide per ton produced, compared to the production of virgin raw materials.

Intensive work is underway to develop calculations of the climate benefits of recycling household packaging from a life cycle perspective.

The willingness to use recycled raw materials is increasing among TMR’s customers. However, there are several challenges from a life cycle perspective. Whole production lines may need to be replaced and food packaging needs to meet food safety requirements. TMR works, in advice to producers and in dialogue with decision-makers, to ensure that the use of recycled raw materials does not come at the expense of food safety or a shorter best-before date, which risks increasing the climate footprint of products whose emissions primarily arise in production.

Read our sustainability report in Swedish here or in English here.