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About us

About Stena Recycling

How Stena Recycling takes care of resources

1. Design for circularity

We contribute expertise in material selection and design. Through the right decision from the beginning, we can together create recyclable products.

2. Manufacturing

Optimization of waste management and material values as well as high safety are the basis for our work in customers' operations.

3. Recycling

With efficient processes for recycling and continuous technology development, we ensure a high degree of recycling and preservation of materials.

4. Recycled raw materials

Our work throughout the cycle makes available more recycled resources and with higher qualities.

5. Reuse

Many electronic products contain components and batteries that still function. Our Reuse Department extracts and extensively tests these parts, so they can live on safely in new products.

Kristofer Sundsgård, CEO of Stena Recycling Group

It’s working together with our customers that makes it possible – from designing the products that later become waste and eventually get re-born as new products.

Kristofer Sundsgård, CEO Stena Recycling Group

Stena circular consulting – helping you towards circularity

At Stena Recycling, we have expanded our offering with the establishment of Stena Circular Consulting. Stena Circular Consulting is designed to support you in your development towards a sustainable and circular business model. The services we offer within Stena Circular Consulting include:

  • Seminars and training in the circular economy
  • Circular analysis of the current situation plus short and long-term opportunities
  • Circular design and business models
  • Optimization of recycling flows

See how your business can benefit from Stena Circular Consulting

Work with Stena Recycling as your circular partner

Today, most businesses understand the importance of adapting to meet the increased demand for sustainability. At the same time, there is an urgent need for a trusted sustainable partner. As your partner, we will provide expert guidance and support every step of the way, to help you on the road to circularity.

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Why become more sustainable?

Market conditions can change in an instant. So companies that want to maximize value have to become more sustainable. Discover why sustainability must be a top priority from a management perspective.
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How to solve your needs

For a company’s sustainability agenda to be a success, it must be driven by the company’s owners and executive management. No matter what size the company is.
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What you need and don’t need

When it comes to your business and your products, you’re the expert. But together, we can form a strategy to help you meet your sustainability goals.
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What a partnership means

We have gained a wealth of experience and learnings from over 80-years of collaborating with our customers. We use this knowledge and experience to help your business become more sustainable.

We recycle 6 million tonnes of materials every year

Stena Recycling is one of Europe’s leading recycling companies and operates in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Italy and the US. We work with more than 100,000 customers across industries and municipalities and have a network of 178 certified recycling facilities across Europe – including our flagship facility, the Stena Nordic Recycling Center, in Sweden, where materials from a number of European countries are recycled. At Stena Nordic Recycling Center we design each process as a scalable concept, ready to implement at our recycling plants in for example Poland and Italy, from which we serve our markets outside the Nordic countries. This means we can offer the same high recycling rates and high-quality raw materials from recycling in all of our markets.

We have invested a vast amount of time and resources in our facilities to deliver advanced and efficient recycling on an industrial level as well as conduct a global trade in high-quality recycled raw materials. At our facilities, we currently collect and recycle over 6 million tonnes of material every year – this is equivalent to almost three Eiffel Towers per day.

An illustration showing three Eiffel Towers – equivalent to the 6 million tonnes of material Stena Recycling recycles per year

We invest in your future

We have a strong solution-oriented culture with employees who have comprehensive resource management expertise to offer you an extensive value portfolio. We are working actively with several R&D projects. Since 2008 we have funded a unique professorship in industrial recycling at Chalmers University of Technology.

With our vast experience and keen focus on innovation and collaboration, we will continue to work towards a future where nothing goes to waste.

Discover Stena Recycling

Here, you can find out more about Stena Nordic Recycling Center – from our beginnings more than 80 years ago, to today as we help shape the future of recycling with the Stena Nordic Recycling Center. You can also explore our culture, our approach to innovation and more.

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Stena Nordic Recycling Center

Stena Nordic Recycling Center is a game-changer in the recycling business. Using advanced processes, we recycle complex products at high speed, with great accuracy and in greater volumes than ever before.
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Our history

Our story started more than 80 years ago, when Stena A. Olsson began working with scrap metal and iron. Where others saw the end, he saw the beginning of something new. This spirit still drives us today.
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Our culture

At Stena Recycling, we are proud of our culture. A culture that is inclusive, innovative and driven by curiosity and an ambition to bring about positive change.
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