The circular economy
Sustainability is embedded in every product and service provided by BEWI Energy.
The plastic cycle
We manage the entire plastic chain, from raw materials to the final products.
What was previously considered waste is for us new raw materials and input factors in our products. BEWI Universal Protector is made of HDPE and TPV plastic, and will be used, and reused until reaching a status where we recycle the product. On top of this, we are receiving all engineering plastic and EPS plastic returning to base from the rigs in Norwegian waters. These plastics are cleaned, grinded and processed in order to become new protectors and pallets in a circular model. Our aim is to collect and recycle many thousand tons of plastic each year.
"If one customer is using 100.000 protectors, and we are able to re-use these protectors ten times, we will prevent the production of 1.000.000 protectors."
Director Sustainability (PhD) BEWI ASA
Why plastic can be the most sustainable option.
Plastic is often lighter and more cost-effective than alternative products made of wood, metal, or glass, and can be given properties these materials can not provide. All plastics are inherently resistant to all salts, and especially polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) has good resistance to chemicals and seawater.
Oil spill or chemicals can also pose a challenge. A pallet made of wood with oil residue is not washable and must be handled as hazardous waste. Like BEWI Energy’s protectors, our pallets, made of recycled plastic, can easily be cleaned and reused numerous times.