Waste management

The disposal of waste has been reduced considerably through a systematic categorization of waste materials in a recycling station within the area. Since the station opened, all uncategorized waste has been significantly reduced. Packaging materials have also been reduced through collaboration with suppliers.

The majority of all waste is recycled or re-used, and new ways of recycling are continually being sought in order to reduce disposal. Rio Tinto Iceland ltd.is a founding member of Skil21, a project that focuses on the recycling of organic waste to combat soil erosion. Over the years, Rio Tinto Iceland ltd. has supported various projects that focus on environmental protection and research.

Rio Tinto Iceland Ltd. Straumsvik - P.O. BOX 244 - 222 Hafnarfjordur - T: +354 560 7000 - F: +354 560 7070 - isal@riotinto.com