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Our strategy

Our vision is to be the leading waste-to-product company in Europe. We plan to achieve this by establishing ourselves as leaders in recycling and secondary materials production, while strategically expanding our market share. Our primary objective is to facilitate the transition to a circular economy, thereby helping to reduce carbon emissions while fostering social responsibility. 

Our vision is based on these guiding principles

To be the leading recycler in Europe

  • Extend our industry-leading position to achieve 75% recycling rates
  • Divert more volumes of waste away from incineration
  • Develop new recycling technologies and partnerships

To be the leading producer of low-carbon secondary materials

  • Invest in advanced technology to produce high quality, low-carbon secondary materials to replace virgin sources

To grow our market share

  • Develop partnerships with leading companies
  • Invest in advanced treatment capacity
  • Offer superior customer propositions
  • Consolidate market position over time

Our strategy will enable us to achieve our mission to become a European leader in recycling and circular materials, deliver attractive shareholder returns and help protect our planet by helping to reduce carbon emissions and pollution.

Renewi is a leading European waste-to-product company. We extract value from waste streams by collecting, processing and recycling waste. We also connect actors in the circular economy to develop new solutions together, enabling our partners to realise their circular ambitions.

Extracting value from waste

We harness the value of waste streams through our collection activities and partnerships, processing and sorting waste and wastewater at more than 150 Renewi facilities, primarily in The Netherlands and Belgium. With market-leading expertise and infrastructure, we produce high-quality secondary materials and sell them for use in the manufacturing of new, more sustainable products.

Our business model

Our business model incentivises us to recycle as much as possible. As a result, we aim to maximise the amount of material we recycle and strive to create the highest possible added value while achieving significant carbon emissions avoidance within the value chain.

Our competitive advantages


Our employees’ commitment to our purpose combined with their unmatched experience and expertise in the area of collection and recycling processes is an important competitive advantage for Renewi.


We have identified multiple attractive investment opportunities within our business. Two examples from FY24 are the opening of the advanced sorting line in Belgium and rigid plastics facility in The Netherlands.


A growing number of our customers have partnered with us to help them realise their sustainability objects by maximising the recycling of their waste and including secondary materials in their new products.


Our geographic footprint allows us to minimise transportation of materials and benefit from route density and economies of scale.

Delivering value for our stakeholders






Aligned to UN SDGs


Global awareness of the climate crisis and commitment to The Paris Climate Agreement’s CO2 reduction objectives is creating a supportive environment for our business model. Societal pressures and governmental regulations require companies to consider their impacts on the environment, by reducing their carbon footprint, recycling waste products, and procuring more sustainable materials. This places Renewi’s market-leading, innovative and competitively priced services at the heart of the circular economy. 

Inbound and outbound material

Our business is built on two streams of material: inbound waste streams and outbound circular material streams. We access inbound waste streams by collecting from our partners and customers: businesses, governmental organisations, care facilities, educational facilities, secondary disposers and other organisations. Our outbound circular material streams are the materials we sell in various forms to producers and in some cases secondary sorters and traders. Products manufactured with circular materials are in many cases approaching the quality of virgin materials and are often less CO2 intensive – a critically important factor if we are to slow climate change.