For example, odour decontaminating furniture and textiles after a fire for reuse is an environmental benefit, including
reduced waste disposal and resource wastage. Alron, together with its partners, now wants to do its bit to show that companies in the decontamination industry are willing to take the lead in reducing their impact on the climate by offering new environmentally friendly products and knowledge training.
- Scent cleaning after a fire was something that was much more common in the past. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly common for
insurance companies to offer their customers a cash refund so that the customer can buy a new product/good instead of remediating it. I think that
insurance companies have lost the environmental aspect here as refurbishment can really contribute to a reduced carbon footprint, says Kristoffer Ceder, Site Manager at Alron.
Alron, Scandinavia's leading supplier of microbiological products, systems and services to the decontamination industry, was founded in 1977 and was one of the first spin-off companies from Lund University and KTH.
- We have been driven by environmental awareness from the beginning and since 2015 we have developed a whole new product portfolio of
hydrogen peroxide-based products in line with current directives that have achieved improved efficiency and environmental profile. Our products leave no hazardous
residues," says Kristoffer Ceder.
Remediation reduces climate footprint
An important part of Alron's good development over the years has been the close cooperation it has with its suppliers and customers. One of Alron's oldest
partners is Ocab, a nationwide decontamination and dehumidification company with 60 locations in Sweden, which also puts environmental aspects high on its agenda.
- We in the industry need to show insurers and their customers the benefits of remediation, that our services and products enable environmental and
cost savings. This is exactly what needs to happen to counteract today's wasteful society. For example, refurbishing a sofa instead of discarding and buying new can save 91% of the environment*, and 99% for a pair of jeans. There is also an average economic saving of 92% for the two items. Together with Alron, we really want to put this on the agenda and educate the market. Because together we can do so much more and create a better circular management, says Linus Berg, Sustainability Manager at Ocab.
During the more than 40 years that Alron has been in business, the company has built up a unique expertise in the remediation industry.
- We were the first to work with hydrogen peroxide-based products, but over the years many have copied us. But those companies possess
do not have the same knowledge of research and development that we have built up over the years. I would say it is unique. It's also something we want to share and we do that through our Alron Academy, among other things. For example, together with Ocab, we have created a new digital training course so that they can continuously train their staff in understanding the products they will be using," concludes Kristoffer Ceder.
*Savings are calculated on sofa with price of 10 081 and a pair of jeans with price 1001 SEK.