Water consumption is a major operating cost for many plastics companies as it needs to be paid for twice – once on purchase and once on disposal. There are a number of simple control measures and inexpensive devices that can reduce water costs by as much as 50%. Savings go straight to your bottom line as well as conserving an increasingly scare global resource.


The use of water for manufacturing and industry represents 11% of total demand in NZ and it is estimated that our total water usage currently equates to two to three times more water per person than in most other OECD countries. (Environment NZ report 2007).

Case Studies of Water Efficiency in the Plastics Industry

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