The circular economy

Sustainability

Sustainability is embedded in every product and service provided by BEWI Energy.

Our most important contribution is replacing the single-use protectors with a solution that can be reused numerous times. The next step is to set up a global system allowing for responsible use of our plastic products.
 

Reuse

All our products are made of solid plastic and can be reused.

According to the UN Environment Programme, half of all plastic produced is designed to be used only once, and then thrown away. This is also the case with conventional pipe protectors, that for the most part is designed for one-time use. All BEWI Energy´s products are made of solid plastic and will be reused numerous times.

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.

Less volume

BEWI Universal Protector reduces material use, transportation and storage space.

One of the biggest advantages with the BEWI Universal Protector is that it fits many different threads and pipe dimensions.  The result is less material use, less transportation and less storage space. A win-win situation for the environment, the customer and the economy.

Subscription

We offer a system for supply and reuse.

We facilitate renting out our products, and are committed to finding the best solution for our customers to return the products after use. By having the responsibility for the products throughout their lifetime we can optimize the entire value chain. 
 
Through The Research Council of Norway, BEWI Energy has received NOK 8 million contribution to establish a circular value chain for our patented universal protectors. Read the Press Release here. 

"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."

Camilla Bjerkeli
Director Sustainability (PhD) BEWI ASA

The material

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.

EU Taxonomy requirements

Recognition for the qualities of our products.

Our products are beneficial for the environment. We have the arguments, but must strive for a place in the sun. We navigate in “eco-confused” waters. The claims of “greenness” are many, and the applied criteria for measuring “footprint” are vague. 
 
With the Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act we now can relate to consistent, objective criteria’s, enabling a common understanding of economic activities that make a substantial contribution to the EU’s environmental goals.
 
For a developer of innovative, sustainable products, this is an opportunity to get adequate recognition for the qualities we can offer. The EU taxonomy is also an important enabler to scale up sustainable investment and to implement the European Green Deal. It is expected to create security for investors, protect private investors from greenwashing, help companies plan the transition, mitigate market fragmentation and eventually help shift investments where they are most needed.