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Business Sites:Resource Conservation / Recycling –Appropriate Use of Water–

Using wastewater based on local collaboration

  • China/Shanghai Ricoh Digital Equipment Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Ricoh Digital Equipment (SRD), which manufactures imaging products, uses wastewater on its site under the Shanghai government-sponsored program aimed at conservation and protection of water resources. The water is reclaimed from effluents discharged from the adjacent beverage factory.
SRD uses the recycled water for various purposes, such as flushing toilets, cleaning/sprinkling, replenishing cooling towers, and reserve for firefighting. Through this regional industry-government collaboration initiative, the company has reduced water consumption and associated costs, and has also become able to meet the local water use quota.