Savinor UTS, a company of the Soja de Portugal Group that provides collection, treatment and recovery services for animal byproducts, has been one of the associated companies of the Association Smart Waste Portugal (ASWP) since 2016. The association aims to involve all agents in the sector, enhancing and valuing the waste as an economic and social resource, and creating conditions for a greater capacity to react to new national and international factors in a competitive way, acting in the entire value chain through a collaborative strategy, promoting innovation, research, development and implementation of solutions.
New measures have been taken to reduce the production of waste and ensure the smooth functioning of the market for high-quality secondary raw materials, taking advantage of the potential of research, innovation and digitization.
Savinor UTS, whose business model is based on the circular economy, predicts that this partnership with the Smart Waste Portugal Association supports the concept of a green economy as it promotes a low carbon circular economy with minimized production of natural waste in order to protect, preserve and improve the quality of the environment and protect human health, ensuring that the management of waste that cannot be prevented is transformed into sustainable management of materials, ensuring efficient use of natural resources, promoting the principles of the circular economy, reinforcing the use of renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency.
In addition, the results of production, disposal, collection and transport, and recovery strategies that reflect adequate sustainable management require less capital investment, the creation of more jobs and more sustainable livelihoods and minimization of CO2 emissions.
The aim of this circular economy model is to provide higher quality, functional and safe products, which last longer and are designed for reuse, and high-quality recycling and adopt innovative models based on a sharing and collaborative economy, supported by digital technologies, allowing the acceleration of the dematerialization of the economy, making Europe and the world self-sustainable and less dependent on primary raw materials.