A significant drop

Mar 22, 2017

 

Why waste water? That’s the question we’re all being asked this World Water Day. Wastewater may not be something we spend much time thinking about, but it should be. Reducing wastewater and reusing it wherever possible can help preserve this vital natural resource.

There are plenty of tips on how to reduce wastewater at home. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. Put a block in your toilet cistern. Take a shorter shower. Those things certainly help, but World Water Day is about thinking big as well as thinking small.

So how about this: one factory in Mexico decided to take more drastic action. It turned off the taps completely and its water consumption has gone from 1.6 million litres a day to zero. How’s that for an answer to the ‘why waste water?’ question?

Read the full story on our Nestlé global page.