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HFAB takes first steps towards 50% less Residual waste

Halmstad, known for the wide beaches of Tylösand and Per Gessle's low speed bumps. To the list of the city's famous landmarks, you can now add perhaps Europe's nicest digital Recycling room, HFAB's Recycling room Deluxe on Maratonvägen.

First steps towards 50% less Residual waste

Because what really happens when you go all the way? From a dark, concrete room with inadequate core labeling, to an experience that's closer to a forest excursion than an unwanted trip to the environmental room?

HFAB in Halmstad found this out and reduced its residual waste by 20% in a short time. Results that show up in black figures in both environmental reports and the annual report.

We at Bintel think it's extra fun when our partners take advantage of the projects and really test what works. HFAB is one such partner.

Together we connected 2 of the HFAB's Recycling room, and data collection from all fractions began. The project follows Bintel's environmental space process, and after an initial baseline measurement HFAB showed why they claim the title of Halland's best housing company.

"The pilot project gave us invaluable insights into the opportunities we have to improve the conditions for sorting in our Recycling room, while reducing our annual costs substantially." Says HFAB's Sustainability Developer Sofia Frising.

With these insights in mind, the transformation work began, the environmental rooms were renovated and a beech forest in wallpaper form was installed. When a tenant enters the environmental room, a newly-introduced (artificial) blackbird chirps in welcome, urging environmentally friendly behaviour. All bins were replaced and clear bin labels, in several languages, were put up.

The opening ceremony for the new environmental rooms was held, with ice cream and cheerful experts from the local waste management company HEM.

After the event, a new measurement period began, where the effects of the efforts were logged digitally. The results were quite striking, as residual waste was reduced by about 20%, while the fractions of paper packaging, plastic packaging, Food waste and recycled paper increased. 

"In one of our other neighbourhoods, we expect to save as much as half a million kronor a year. We would not have dared to make the changes that led to that saving without Bintel's data analysis to support our decision." Sofia continues.

HFAB has set tough environmental goals that include reducing its residual waste by 50% by 2030. Now it has taken a big step in the right direction, and is planning for the next step towards a more sustainable housing company.

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We want to streamline waste management thereby increasing circularity and improving resource utilisation. 

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