CAPE TOWN - Food and drink company, Nestle South Africa has launched a zero-water zone at its Mossel Bay factory which was inaugurated by the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr Gugile Nkwinti.
Picture: Launch of the Nestle Mossel Bay zero-water zone. (Supplied).
In a bid to reduce the factory’s water consumption and transform its dairy factory into a “zero water” manufacturing site, Nestle embarked on a water-saving drive and has installed the latest technology.
Between 2008 and 2010, the Mossel Bay area faced its worst drought. This has made it especially problematic for factories who rely on water supply.
According to Nestle, they have since 2009 implemented various initiatives at the factory to save water by using a reduce, reuse and recycle methodology. The final phase of this initiative involves a recycling plant which uses anaerobic digestion, ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis technology.