About a thousand Rinki eco take-back points are emptied every day across Finland. From January to October 2022, just under half of these journeys, 47 percent, used non-fossil fuels: renewable diesel and biogas.
So far in 2022, as many as 76 percent of drives made to empty crushers for plastic packaging have used biogas, while more than half of the trips made to carton containers have used renewable diesel.
According to Gasum’s estimates, biogas can reduce life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90 per cent compared with fossil fuel use. Renewable diesel is also increasingly produced from waste and residual raw materials, which means a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of up to 90 per cent compared with the use of fossil fuels, according to Motiva.
Every year, an increasing proportion of trips made to empty Rinki’s eco take-back points are carried out using alternative fuels. Rinki’s statistics show that when the Rinki eco take-back point network was established in 2016, all of these journeys were made using fossil fuels. By 2019, 68 percent of trips made to empty crushers for plastic packaging were made using biogas, and a couple of years later, more than a third of journeys to empty carton containers were made using renewable diesel.
Rinki’s eco take-back points are emptied by its partners across Finland. Rinki encourages its partners to use renewable fuels.