Alternative technology initiative
During the year, we researched alternative technologies to reduce our water consumption, optimize water use and improve wastewater treatment. A small scale trial was conducted, at one of our larger plants in North America, to reduce both water consumption and discharge rates. Implementing a staged approach, we were able to save approximately 40,000 cubic feet of water over five months. We are taking our learnings and moving towards full-scale installation at the plant to validate our findings. We expect to recycle up to 2 million cubic feet of water per year from this project. Once we reach full-scale validation, we will develop and implement similar systems across our plants.