As resources become scarcer, their preservation and protection should be a collective priority and responsibility. Resources that are less intensively consumed, more efficiently used and less damaged are resources that will likely still be available in the future.
Veolia develops innovative and sustainable solutions to conserve resources, extracting only what is strictly necessary from the right place, at the right time and using the right methods. Veolia also optimises the use of resources to maintain their quality and efficiency throughout the usage cycle, and minimises downstream impact to protect the health of humans and the environment.
Here are some ways that Veolia contributes to preserving resources in China:
Veolia joint venture in Beijing preserves water resource
Through a joint venture with Sinopec Yanshan Group, Veolia oversees the full water cycle at the Yanshan Petrochemical site, treating wastewater from factories and households and recycling it to preserve water resource.
- Water recycled: 7.2 million m3, or 30% in 2016
Veolia promotes circular economy with energy and water self-sufficient sludge treatment plant
At Hong Kong sludge treatment facility T▪PARK, Veolia achieves “zero effluent discharge” by using electricity generated in the incineration process to power the plant, and recycling wastewater for other on-site water usage, preserving both energy and water resources.
- Electricity generated: 14 MW per day
- Water recycled: 600 m3 per day
Veolia optimises energy efficiency with district cooling system
Veolia uses two underground cooling plants to supply chilled water to a mixed development area, achieving higher energy efficiency with less space. The plants were awarded the “LEED Gold Certificate” for their sustainable building features and are projected to save up to 85kWh in electricity consumption.
- Area served: 1.7 million m2 cooling GFA