Everest Textile upholds the “cradle to cradle” concept on waste management. We apply “7R” resource productivity principle to encourage waste recycling and reuse. To achieve the target of “zero-emission” gradually by 2020, we continue to focus on the source management and implementation. Additionally, we also create added values from pipe-end treatment and benefit from it.
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All of the actions are for reaching the value proposition of EVEREST – “Create shared values with stakeholders”, “achieve the economy, environment, society of the triple surplus” and “Work on the solution of win-win for six parties including employees, customers, suppliers, investors, society and environment”
Weaving Mill – Diamond Grade Green Building
EVEREST uses the composite cooling system to replace the 900 refrigerating ton air-conditioner. The exhaust fans set on one sidewall can exhaust the hot air and make the mill into a negative pressure condition which makes the outside air be inhaled into the mill and cooled by the water curtain on the other sidewall. The fans in the middle can improve the effectiveness of air circulation. This system can reduce energy consumption for about 92%. Besides, the recovery rate of the wastewater produced by water-jet loom already reaches 86% by now.
Sludge and Eco-brick-change waste into green building materials
The wet sludge from wastewater treatment is usually a waste. However, the sludge in the textile industry has the value that it can be used as auxiliary fuel. After being dried by the incinerator, the dry sludge will be mixed with coal and used as fuel in the boiler. It can save 10% of coal consumption. In EVEREST, the cinders will be sent to the brick machine designed by ourselves to press into new produce – Eco-bricks. This process is also one of the actions to achieve our final goal – zero-emission. The eco-bricks have obtained the verification of low-carbon construction material markers.
Dyeing and finishing plant – process optimization
EVEREST uses the heat-exchanger to preheat the freshwater and cool down the wastewater. We refurbish the machines or modify them to reduce the water/energy consumption. The wastewater will be recycled and reused in the process. All of the actions make the water consumption of dyeing and finishing plant reduce from 258 L/ kg product to 100 L/ kg product.
- The cooling system of negative pressure plus water curtain in the weaving mill cane saves 60 million NTD per year. The process of changing waste into a new product can save 40 million NTD of waste removal fee. Selling the Eco-brick can earn about 10 million NTD. The actions in dyeing and finishing plant can save 50 million NTD per year. The other actions can also save about 40 million NTD. Therefore, the total saving will be about 200 million NTD per year.