Optimización de consumo de agua y otros recursos en planta Guatemala de Grupo Rotoplas Ingles

Water consumption and resources optimization in the Grupo Rotoplas facilities in Guatemala

Through an operational efficiency approach and in accomplishment of the Environmental Management Systems of the company, the Guatemala plant has started with the implementation of optimization initiatives for water, resources and enhancing their water culture.

The Guatemala facility has started with various recycling & resource optimization projects, developing 3 principal actions:

Recycling
Water optimization in the production processes
Water culture

 

Recycling:
Nowadays, we recycle paper, paperboard, nylon and e-waste. In respect to the recycling of paper we developed initiatives such as the “Day of the order and cleanness” and the implementation of recycling stations located in spaces near our collaboratives. We have recycled more than 800 lbs. of paper and the annual projection is about 700 lbs. The economic earnings of this recycling activities is donated to the foundation “Nature Defenders” which mission is to conserve the economic diversity and culture of important ecosystems in Guatemala, through the sustainable use of natural resources and with the active participation of the community.

Water optimization in the production processes:
In the final phase of rotomolding, we implemented a process that recovers water through the installation of 2 filters (one holds resins, and the other one holds carbon) and a gravel and pomex detainer. This has aloud us to increase the cycles in which we use water, using it between 9 or 10 times, recycling it in 80 %. This recovery project traduces in a total save of 30 cubic meters of water monthly and its bombing energy.

¿Cómo ayudamos a que las viviendas tengan acceso al agua y saneamiento en Latinoamérica? Ingles

How do we help households to have access to water and sanitation in Latin America?

 

Through water harvesting and rural sanitation projects, we improve people’s life conditions and the environment where they live.


Every day in Latin America, around 35 million people face the challenge of not having access to water in their households. Many of them must make long trips to a well, river or a body of water to fill some containers with the vital liquid which in most cases it’s contaminated. Likewise, 117 million don’t have access to decent sanitation services. These problems don’t belong only to rural communities.Big cities of Mexico and Latin America also present water access and management challenges and sanitation.

Beyond a statistic, the lack of water and a sewer system translate in serious problems. A family that doesn’t have these services is more prone to suffer gastrointestinal, respiratory and infectious diseases episodesBecause of health deterioration, family members tend to miss their work or school activities with more frequency, affecting their current and future income.

Governmental, civil and international institutions that seek to solve this problem, deal with high costs to develop the traditional infrastructure. It’s not easy nor cheap building piped water infrastructure and a sanitation pipe that reach the last house in the mountain.


This situation worries us in Rotoplas. Being present in Latin America, we observe that these deficiencies persist in the region. Seeking to collaborate in solving this problematic, that is also declared in the 6th Sustainable Development Goal,we had the idea of takin advantage of the rain to provide water and create a sanitation system that didn’t depend on traditional sanitation.

Therefore, we design and implement projects through systems that collects, storage and purify rainwater, to later use part of this water to provide an option for decent sanitation. This way, we create alliances with different actors in several countries of the region, installing, between water harvesting and wet bath, more than 340,000 systems that helps more than 1.3 million people in Latin America. We invite you to learn more about this solution by clicking the video. If you want to know about other projects and results, visit our 2016 Integrated Annual Report.

 

Rotoplas presente en el primer encuentro de Cultura del Agua ingles


Rotoplas present in the first encounter of Water Culture

 


Rotoplas was part of the First State Encounter of Water Culture that presents projects that seek to transform in a positive way the communities with the care and use of water.


The mission of Rotoplas is to bring more and better water to people through the development of storage, conduction purification and treatment solutions that allow to improve the life quality of the population, the quantity and quality of this resource.

Therefore, it’s fundamental for the company to support initiatives that positively transforms the environment of the communities where it operates and, most of all, generate awareness of the use and exploitation of the vital liquid.

On June 28th, Grupo Rotoplas was part of the First State Encounter of Water Culture held in Naucalpan and was organized by the Organismos Operadores de Agua Potable Alcantarillado y Saneamiento del Estado de México (OAPAS).

In the presence of more than 300 primary and secondary students, the participation of Rotoplas in this event with the workshop “Let’s take care of the future of the water today”, with the attendance of state and federal authorities, as well of civil associations and specialized dependencies in the use of the resource.

Among the presented projects stood out: ecological bicycles by Probosque, hydrological watershed games by Metepec, control of batteries in water and drinking water with new technology by Rotoplas.

There was also a hydrological dome and a laboratory by Conagua where different games ad dynamics with paper, clay and other materials in order to create awareness about saving and proper use of water.

To the encounter attended municipal representatives of Tecámac, Cuautitlán Izcalli, Tepotzotlán, Toluca, Metepec and Atizapán de Zaragoza, also in the presence of the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat), la Comisión Nacional del Agua, (Conagua), la Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Agua y Saneamiento (ANEAS) y el Instituto Mexicano para la Tecnología del Agua (IMTA).

In the conferences, subjects such as “Lack of drinking water in marginalized areas of the State of Mexico, the technology for pumping drinking water and the contamination of aquifers” were addressed. Generating awareness in the care of water is one of  the main pillars of the Corporate Social Responsibility actions of Grupo Rotoplas.