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Chileoliva and Natl Council of Clean Production Sign Cleaner Standards Agreement

The World Environment Center (WEC) announces today the successful signing of a Voluntary Agreement on Clean Production standards between Chileoliva, the leading industrial association of Chilean-produced olive oil, and the National Council of Clean Production (CPL). The team has supported participating olive plantations in reducing energy consumption in their irrigation systems as well as energy savings, water consumption and wastewater reduction, and employee best practices. As the project progresses, the team has continued to follow up and monitor their progress, with significant support from the CPL, the U.S. Embassy, and the Chilean Ministries of Environment and Economy.

Environmental, energy and economic savings reported by the companies as a direct result of participation in this project include:

  • Recovery of 240 tons of raw material previously lost/damaged in process production;
  • Recovery of 66 tons of product previously lost in process production
  • 2.1 million gallons of water saved;
  • Reduction of 6,700 m3 of wastewater generation and reduction of 53 ton of solid pollution in wastewater (mainly organic materials)
  • 145,030 kwh, 612 gallons of fuel, and 31 tons of biomass saved;
  • Reduction of 118 tons of CO2 emissions.

For more details, please see the full press release.

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