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Zero waste

We live in a world with limited resources. As a maker, some of the ways we can reduce our impact is to make products that are functional, timeless, and, foremost, durable. 

Sustainable thinking

Zero waste

We live in a world with limited resources. As a maker, some of the ways we can reduce our impact is to make products that are functional, timeless, and, foremost, durable. 

For us, sustainability is never an afterthought; it is ingrained in everything we do. And Figgjo products have been sustainable for a long time. 

994 solar panels

Abundant access to clean and renewable energy puts Norway in a unique position compared to most other countries in the world. We are, in fact, the seventh largest hydropower nation in the world – and the largest in Europe. At Figgjo, we burn roughly 60 percent of our products with renewable energy.

Solar power and excess heat

We recently installed 994 solar panels on the factory roof, with an annual production of 397,6 kWp. This will reduce our CO2 emissions with 167 926 kg per year. We also found a way to use the excess heat from the production to heat up the offices in the administration building, so we don’t have to use any extra energy here. 

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4 % not wasted

Finished items that don’t meet quality standards – approximately 4 % – are reused as landfilling. Our parking lot is actually paved with porcelain. In theory, our 4 % waste is turned into zero waste.

10 % repaired

We repair products that are damaged during production. This applies to around ten percent of our products. Repairing products saves us 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions because we use our kilns less.

No harmful emissions

We make our porcelain using the best natural materials and with no harmful emissions. We care, and we are regularly checked, making sure we are within Norwegian regulations relating to restrictions on the use of chemicals hazardous to health and the environment.

Clean water and air

When water passes through our on-site treatment plant, pink glaze particles are filtered out and put back into production. Even particles from the air are collected and reused. That shows how much we care for our glaze, our pink holy grail.

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Future proof

Our products last, and they all serve a specific purpose – keeping them in use, year after year. Choosing Figgjo means you don't have to rebuy, thus leaving a lighter footprint.

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Sustainable thinking

Future proof

Our products last, and they all serve a specific purpose – keeping them in use, year after year. Choosing Figgjo means you don't have to rebuy, thus leaving a lighter footprint.

Nothing goes to waste

There is no secret that the kilns are the working horses in every porcelain factory, and they fire at extremely high temperatures. Have you ever wondered where the warm air goes after we open the kilns?

Our famous overhead conveyor is strategically placed high up to maximize floor space, but also excess heat from the kilns rises to the top making the ceiling the warmest place in our factory. This is where the greenware goods go to dry. Clever right? – and our offices are heated up by the same kilns too, one of many benefits of having the whole company set up here at the factory.

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100 % leftovers reused

From the very beginning, it always made sense financially to recirculate as much waste materials as possible back into production. And by now, we can reuse every last grain of clay. All Figgjo products contain recycled leftover clay, in fact, our special recipe demands leftover clay to get the right density for production.

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