EGYPT, New Borg El-Arab City. In line with Coveris’ global strategy to be an industry sustainable leader, the company’s plants across Europe and Middle East are working continuously to reduce their environmental footprint. The latest example comes from Egypt where the plant is switching its electricity supply from diesel to hydropower eliminating CO2 emissions by more than 90% in 2020.
Marking a major sustainable change in its business operations, the Egypt facility is set to switch from diesel to new hydroelectricity generated using the kinetic energy of the falling water of the local dams and converted into electricity by public generators. By investing € 850,000 to switch to a carbon free source of energy, the plant in Egypt significantly reduced the emissions of CO2 from 804 t per year to almost zero.