Veolia works alongside the industry to assist manufacturers and other agriculture players to better protect the environment and comply with regulations.

We can help by optimising the way the industry manages water, waste and energy through our expertise in using challenges as a springboard for progress.

What are some integrated solutions we have offered to the agriculture sector?

Located in Tilmanstone, Kent, Bakkavor is the main supplier of fresh vegetables and salads to Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Coop, Asda, Aldi and other big players of the fast-food industry.  Their goals were to reduce and safeguard a steady supply of water in a region repeatedly affected by water stress as well as the costs associated with water use and wastewater treatment.

By embarking on a ten-year contract with Veolia to design and operate a treatment plant and recycle wastewater using innovative technology that includes Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF), a membrane bioreactor, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration, Bakkovor saw:

  • A 70 per cent drop in water use by recycling wash water
  • Drinking water savings equivalent to the consumption of 5000 people
  • Treatment sludge used as organic fertiliser
  • Lower plant operating costs, improving operational and financial visibility.

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