Fortemix’s philosophy is to protect our surroundings for future generations, which is why we make technically sophisticated, patented products out of waste. They allow us to keep over 2,400,000 kg of plastic out of incinerators and landfills every year.
Not only do we save plastics from landfills, but we also save 4,396,000 kg of CO2 every year, equal to the emissions of almost 1,000 cars*. In addition, we save 580,000,000 liters of water **.
Renovating floors with PVC tiles requires 80% less emissions compared to a new concrete floor. All our tiles are recyclable, with a minimum of waste and emissions produced during manufacture, and we also buy back old products. We crush production scrap in our own crushers. In this way, no defective pieces leave the factory, rather they are soon back in the production cycle. We are moreover able to recycle our products even after the end of their service life, which is very long. We have also built our factory mainly from used materials. Most of our halls and offices are built out of old structures, used insulation and used panels.
* Calculated from emissions of 2.1 kg CO2 eq. /kg of primary plastic saved after deducting recycling and processing emissions of 0.268 kg CO2 eq./kg
** Calculated from the water consumed by producing 242 l / kg of primary plastic after deducting recycling and processing emissions of 0.268 kg CO2 eq./kg)