Sustainability: what does it mean, and why should it be considered as a strategic value for the bottling industries?
Almost three decades have passed since the Brundtland Commission coined what has become the most often quoted definition of Sustainable Development: "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"
Today, in a complex, fast growing and changing world we are seeking attractive Capex (Capital expenditure) and Opex (Operational expenditure) figures. We are afraid about non renewable resources consumption and we are striving ourselves to use clean technologies to get more with less towards a zero waste concept. So, introducing a more holistic approach for Sustainable Development - the Life Cycle Assessment for a product or a technology - is the new phrase that forces us to take care of our Technical System from cradle to grave or, even better, from cradle to cradle again. The rationale behind a Sustainable Development for an Aseptic Filling line is based on an holistic engineering analysis of resource utilization such as:
“Sustainable development: development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"
|American Box||Corrugated cardboard||20,7|
|Pallet wrapping film||PE||0,24|
|Bottle capacity||Consumption* Watt/Bottle|
|Air consumption Nm3 / h|
|Bottle capacity and speed||Without recovery system||Recovery system with 15% saving||Recovery system with 25 % saving|
|0.5 L - 48.000 b/h||1.175||1.000||880|
|1.0 L - 36.000 b/h||1.600||1.360||1.200|
|1.5 L - 28.000 b/h||2.000||1.700||1.500|
|PET Bottle||Mass (g)||Recycling (g)||Incineration (g)||Landfill (g)|
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