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Articolo pubblicato nel fascicolo di Novembre / Dicembre 2023 di Carta & Cartiere NEWS

Lecta: efficient, responsible water management as a priority

Water is essential in the pulp and paper industry, which is why at Lecta they prioritize the efficient use of this valuable natural resource. Its mills have a high rate of water recycling and the amount discharged is almost equal to the intake.

Even though its outlet water is within regulated legal limits, they continue to work on improving water quality to reduce the environment footprint even further and constantly monitor waste disposal. In addition, in its mills there are also closed water systems, in which water is reused repeatedly. Lecta is ambitious in continuing to anticipate and carefully manage its water usage and consumption through increasingly efficient processes and water management strategies.

The new wastewater treatment plant at Zaragoza (Spain) mill is a recent example of a project aimed at efficiency to minimize the environmental footprint and to better integrate with the surrounding region. Lecta is a leading European manufacturer and distributor of specialty paper for labels and flexible packaging, coated and uncoated paper for publishing and commercial printing and other high value-added innovative products such as its range of environment-friendly, recyclable functional papers.

Lecta products are based on natural, renewable resources that contribute to a circular economy. All of Lecta’s manufacturing sites are certified to the strictest environmental standards – ISO 14001 and EMAS – and hold PEFC and FSC® C011032 chain of custody certificates. Furthermore, all Lecta sites have successfully completed audits for ISO 50001 energy efficiency, ISO 9001 quality and ISO 45001 occupational health and safety certification.

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