Emin Leydier aims to be an important player in the manufacturing of recycled and recyclable products. Its activity is crucial in a world where natural resources must be preserved and where environmental impact must be controlled. This commitment is essential for the future of our expertise and our company.
An extract from the Emin Leydier mission statement
The activity of the Emin Leydier Group is clearly related to sustainable development:
- we produce our corrugating paper
s exclusively from recovered paper and board
- our corrugated packaging is 100% recyclable and is itself recycled.
The Emin Leydier paper mills recycle about 800,000 tonnes/year of recovered paper and cardboard. It is involved in the recycling of waste paper into new paper. The company is the largest French recycler of paper and cardboard. Emin Leydier Packaging annually produces 180,000 tonnes of corrugated cardboard, 90% of this uses recycled papers. Fibres are 100% natural. They come from an abundant, renewable raw material, wood, which is grown for that purpose and from which the cellulose fibre is extracted.
The Emin Leydier paper mills, at Champlain-Laveyron and Nogent-sur-Seine, are equipped with state of the art purification stations utilising a biological process. They generate a methane-rich biogas which is used to produce the steam required for the process. Designed beyond environmental regulations, they ensure zero impact on the aquatic environment.
Recycling by-products are mostly recycled themselves, instead of being sent to land-fill. Emin Leydier corrugated plants are equipped with environmental management systems and they select their consumables according to their neutral environmental characteristics.
Emin Leydier pioneered lightweight containerboard at a European level, thus contributing to the reduction of packaging weight. Its new factory, in Nogent sur Seine, notably specialises in papers of 90 g/m², which can adequately substitute papers of higher grammages. Thanks to eco-design, Emin Leydier Packaging develops packaging which optimises shape and board composition to save on material, weight and size.
Energy and water
Emin Leydier has used cogeneration for a number of years at its Laveyron paper mill. It, therefore, adopted biomass boilers at the Nogent-sur-Seine paper mill and at its corrugated plant in Chateauneuf la Forêt. Emin Leydier aims to replace fossil fuel resources by alternative solutions for energy production at these 2 plants. In the last 15 years, our paper mills have reduced their water consumption by 50%. The reduction of energy and water consumption is on the agenda at all our industrial sites, both via technical design and through new awareness within the production teams.