Total volume of waste in 2021

The Group’s operations primarily generate common municipal waste, scrap metal, hazardous waste, and construction and industrial waste. The total volume of waste generated by Patria in 2021 was approximately 937.2 tonnes, which represents a decrease of about 32.5% compared to 2020. Patria’s 2021 recycling ratio was 46% of its total waste volume, compared to 31% in the previous year. Waste generated in ISP units’ operations accounted for 112.5 tonnes. ISP units have been included in Patria Group’s statistics from 2020 onwards. Waste generated by Millog totalled 1,569.0 tonnes, which represents a decrease of 5.2% compared to the previous year. Millog’s recycling rate decreased slightly, from 73.0% in 2020 to 70.0% in 2021. 65.4% of Patria’s waste consisted of common waste, that is, municipal waste, construction waste and scrap metal (total 613.0 tonnes). 34.6% of the waste was hazardous (324.3 t). Waste amounts have decreased significantly compared to 2020. Common waste includes energy waste, unsorted waste, paper, cardboard, sludge, waste wood, organic waste, common electrical and electronics scrap, construction waste, glass, plastic, brick and concrete waste, steel and aluminium scrap, and packaging metal. Hazardous waste principally consists of oily waste, wash water, sediment and other waste classified as hazardous. Millog’s common waste accounted for 88.7% (1,391.1 t) of Millog’s total waste volume, and only 11.3% of it was hazardous waste (177.9 t). Common waste decreased by 6.1% compared to 2020, but hazardous waste amounts increased by 2.3%.

Read more in Patria's Annual report.