Production of crop protection and animal health products became three times more water efficient from 2001 to 2002.
Avcare, the National Association for Crop Production and Animal Health, has released its second annual environment report. The industry report revealed production per litre of water increased from 0.27 kg of product to 0.81 kg of product.
More than half of companies that operate production sites reuse water from cleaning in one of three ways – in the production process, to cool equipment or generate steam.
The report also found that greenhouse gas emissions from production processes had decreased.