Cleaner Production and Trade Waste

Cleaner Production and Trade Waste

Cleaner production can reduce your trade waste charges. It is a proactive environmental strategy that focuses on the prevention of waste generation. In commercial and industrial businesses, it will help you maximise the efficiency of inputs like water, energy and chemicals. It also reduces the creation of sewage and minimises solid waste.

The more efficient and 'lean' you are with your on-site processes, the greater the impact this will have on minimising raw inputs and costs associated with disposal of waste.

Cleaner Production program

When you partner with our Cleaner Production program, we will help you put cleaner production in place. One of our technical consultants will visit your site. They will work with you to identify where cleaner production will work.

Download our fact sheet on cleaner production. [PDF, 751 kB] It includes common opportunities for improving the quality of your trade waste discharge.

Cleaner production in the seafood industry

Managing high total dissolved solids (TDS) concentrations in trade waste is a challenge for seafood processors. This is because saltwater is commonly used in their processes. Saltwater has a TDS of about 35,000 mg/L. This is much higher than the acceptable TDS level for our sewer networks and wastewater treatment plants.

By reducing your total dissolved solids, you can reduce trade waste. You can also improve our ability to recycle wastewater.

Download our fact sheet on implementing cleaner production in the seafood industry. [PDF, 362 kB]


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