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World Water Week 2021 – Valuing the invaluable resource

Water is an invaluable resource that requires consideration and protection. This week we highlight CWS efforts.

23 August 2021

The World Water Week is a leading conference in global water issues. It highlights how the valuable resource water permeates many of today’s most pressing challenges, first and foremost the climate crisis including water scarcity, food security, health, biodiversity, and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. One week in August, leaders, policy- and decision-makers, organizations and scientists from 130 countries come together under the leading theme of ‘Accelerating Action to build Resilience Faster’.

 

Towards Water-Sensitive Value Chains

One of the key messages of the World Water Week is that industry ought re-think value chains in a circular way to lessen the pressure on natural resources, including water. In this context, some of the relevant questions to be answered are:

  • How do we create a circular economy, where different sectors understand their water dependency?
  • How can new technology take the “waste” out of wastewater?
  • How can different sectors take more responsibility for their impact on people, land and water? 

We at CWS understand ourselves as part of the circular economy and we Think Circular. Our sustainable business model is built on delivering health and safety services to our customers. This cyclical service model enables us to constantly optimize material consumption and resources. For our business environment, water is an elementary resource.

 

Clean clothes without Water – CWS venturing into Unknown Waters

Reducing water? We can decontaminate your garments without using water: Our laundries in Bad Oldesloe and Lokeren are able to wash with zero water! Now you are probably wondering, how this washing procedure works. Liquefied CO2 is utilized to remove substances from different materials. That way, persistent and toxic residues are removed from clothing, such as fire brigade jackets, but also from equipment such as plastic helmets and leather shoes. After decontamination a classic washing process for classic garment can be done. Upside here is, you’ll use less water due to the previous decontamination.

 

This week, you will read one article daily on the behalf of water usage, water reduction and CWS’ engagement in the circular economy. Tomorrow we will show how we optimize our water usage and how we reduce resources within our laundries.