Water sustainability is vital as it affects all aspects of life on earth. Without water, there would be no vegetation, animals, people, oxygen and therefore no life. Water covers four fifths of the world’s surface and its movement, temperature, quantity in the oceans and atmosphere affects global weather events.
In manufacturing, food and agriculture water is used extensively for growing, processing, cleaning, cooling etc. Its correct management, measurement and discharge are critical to prevent river, land and ocean pollution events and long-term degradation of important diverse habitats.
At Eurofins we recognise the importance of water as a critical resource for day-to-day life and the future health of our planet. We therefore have a range of sustainable water testing and sustainable water management services to help preserve this valuable resource in terms of usage, quality, health, and application in agriculture.
Key sustainable water management topics we can help with
Water conservation in manufacturing is an essential aspect of sustainable water management that focuses on optimising water use, reducing consumption, and minimising waste within industrial processes. As water scarcity becomes an increasing concern in many regions, manufacturers need to adopt strategies to use water resources more efficiently and responsibly.
By incorporating water-saving technologies, reusing and recycling water, and adopting best practices in water stewardship, manufacturers can significantly reduce their water footprint which benefits the environment, can save costs, improve operational efficiency, and enhance corporate reputation.
Water contamination and pollution
Water contamination and pollution in manufacturing are significant environmental concerns that arise from the discharge of untreated or inadequately treated industrial wastewater into natural water bodies. These discharges may contain potentially harmful chemicals such as heavy metals and Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that can pose threats to aquatic ecosystems, human health, and overall water quality.
Manufacturing processes in industries such as textiles can generate large volumes of wastewater with high levels of contaminants. It is therefore crucial for manufacturers to implement responsible wastewater management practices, including on-site treatment, pollution prevention, and waste minimisation.
Water reuse and recycling
Water reuse and recycling in manufacturing is a rapidly growing area of interest as industries recognise the importance of sustainable water management practices. By treating and reusing wastewater, manufacturers can significantly reduce their water consumption, lower operating costs, and minimise their environmental impact.
The integration of water reuse and recycling systems in manufacturing not only contributes to water sustainability but also helps companies achieve their corporate social responsibility goals and adhere to environmental regulations.
- Effluent treatment plant audits (ETP)
- Leather Working Group audits
- Water usage audits and stewardship audit
- Microplastic testing in water
- Water testing
- Per- and polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) testing in potable, clean and wastewater
Contact us today to find out how we can help your business improve its sustainable water management and practices.
- Sustainable Chemical manufacturing
- Sustainable Construction
- Sustainable Cosmetics and Personal Care
- Sustainable detergents
- Sustainable Electrical and Electronics
- Sustainable Farming
- Sustainable Food
- Sustainable Footwear
- Sustainable Furniture
- Sustainable hygiene, paper and pulp
- Sustainable Leather
- Sustainable Paper and Packaging
- Sustainable Textiles
- Sustainable Toys