“Manufacturing industries discharged most of their wastewater (75%) to surface freshwater (...) Of the water discharged by manufacturers, 38% was not treated before being released. Mining industries discharged most of their wastewater (73%) to surface freshwater (...) Of the water discharged by manufacturers, 60% was not treated before being released.” (StatCan.com)
Water consumption and waste during the hand cleaning process is often overlooked.
On average one industrial worker uses 8,800 gallons of water annually, solely through hand washing alone! It’s astounding to think that a 75-person manufacturing facility could fill an Olympic size pool with their annual hand washing waste water!
It’s proven statistically that 75% of this water is discharged untreated to surface freshwater, that’s 6,600 gallons of pollutants going into our waterways!!
Consider using a high-performance concentrated hand cleaner, less time and water will be required to get the job done!
Use products that don’t contain harsh chemicals, or abrasives, are readily biodegradable and safe for you and your environment. On average liquid brands contain 70-80% water an added waste that hasn’t been recognized in the scenario above. Most liquid brands also contain chemicals and abrasives that are harmful to you and the environment. (StatCan.com)