A company operating in the production of medicinal plant extracts has seized the opportunities and advantages offered by the Circular Economy. With their waste from medicinal plant extraction, they managed to breathe new life into its extraction waste by using it to produce energy.
The company’s aim was to verify the possibility of valorising its organic waste by evaluating the market. Moreover, they wanted to know new savings opportunities, instead of continuing to manage it as waste with high management costs.
The results obtained from the valorisation of organic waste from the extraction of medicinal plants
- With the support of Sfridoo’s team of experts, the company was able to use its waste from medicinal plants for energy recovery.
- The company was able to classify its waste as a by-product, thus eliminating its organic waste production on the annual accounts.
- Thanks to Sfridoo®, the company optimised its production process by completely cutting down on disposal. Moreover it drastically reduced the administrative and waste management costs resulting from the extraction of medicinal plants.
- The difference between the costs and revenues of the operation allowed the company to generate an overall saving of 64%. This made its business even more profitable and obtaining a new raw material for other processes, instead of taking it to destruction.