Recycling can have a significant impact on cost and natural resources. By changing some traditional practices in denim manufacturing to decrease our water consumption, not only we make less harm to our planet, but we are also able to save over $400,000 per year. Just one example of how recycling can be profitable
- 198% recycled water
- 22% Evaporation
- 3Zero Discharge
98% recycled water1.5 liters, that’s how much water we use today at SAITEX versus the industry standard of 80 liters per jean. Thanks to our closed water system, and jet washing, each year we are able to save 430 million liters of water – equal to the annual water consumption of 432,000 people.
2% evaporatedThe 2% of water we cannot recycle is simply evaporated.
Zero dischargeAll our wastewater is purified and recycled leaving zero discharge at the end of the treatment cycle, allowing us to treat and retrieve valuable byproducts from our waste.
All waste water treatment plants creates a toxic byproduct called sludge, but at SAITEX, the sludge is extracted and shipped to a nearby brick factory. Mixed with concrete, the toxic material can no longer leech into the environment, and the resulting bricks are used to build affordable homes for people in need.
Through our commitment to conserving energy by deploying an aerial drying system, recapturing heat, using natural lighting, and investing into solar energy, we have reduced our energy usage by 13 million kilowatt-hours per year – and reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 80%
- 185% air-dried jeans
- 2Solar initiatives
- 3No fossil fuel
- 4Carbon neutral
- 5LEED Certified