Sustainability and manufacturing
Brass comprises 65% copper and 35% zinc. It has long been called “poor man’s gold”. A large part of Svenskt Tenn’s brass products are manufactured at Humstorp Metall in Västergötland, largely from recycled brass. At Humstorp, they are constantly working on choosing the most environmentally friendly alternatives when purchasing. Waste is minimised throughout the manufacturing process and any waste metal that nevertheless occurs is sent to recycling. Furthermore, an independent solar power facility provides approximately 40% of the workshop’s electricity consumption.
This is how the waste bin is manufactured
A large part of Svenskt Tenn’s pewter and brass range is produced by Humstorp Metall; these are products that require a meticulous approach and great craftsmanship.
The waste bin is manufactured of perforated sheet metal which is cut, rolled and soldered. The iron sheet for the bottom and the brass sheet for the top are spin formed. The brass part for the top is polished and clear varnished. The rolled perforated sheet is thereafter assembled together with the bottom before being painted. Finally, the brass frame is attached to the waste bin, before the finished product is packaged and sent to Svenskt Tenn.
Sustainability in focus
Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.