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Industrial Parks As Ecosystems

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    February 20, 2020

How can industrial parks be ecosystems?

  1. Energy Infrastructure
  2. Reducing Waste And Pollution
  3. Sharing Resources
  4. Cleaner Production

 

Manufacturing companies have been actively trying to find solutions to lessen the negative environmental impacts of their processes. In the same manner, industrial parks are also on the lookout for emerging trends for sustainable growth that will benefit their different locators. The aim is to encourage companies and businesses to value environmental practices by regulating new and existing locators with specific standards.

With the growing number of locators from different industries and their genuine interest to develop their own eco-friendly solutions, you can consider industrial parks as new ecosystems. These parks aim to lessen factors such as greenhouse gases, CO2 emissions, toxic elements, and the consumption of energy and materials. How are they planning on doing it? Through these four methods. Read on!

 

Energy Infrastructure

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The Philippines, a rapidly developing nation, contains a diverse mix of businesses. Each one demands different variations of energy supply depending on their nature of business and production. One of the several strategies to develop a cleaner and more sustainable use of resources is through its energy systems. Industrial parks in the Philippines provide solutions for smarter energy consumption through innovations in technology. They aim to maximize energy efficiency through two ways: facility design and rehabilitation, which captures waste heat from electrical generating processes. They also aim to achieve higher efficiency by utilizing renewable sources extensively.

 

Pollution and Waste Management

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Industrial parks carry out a significant role in the production of goods. Since they consume a large volume of materials, they also produce large quantities of waste. Integrated waste management has been becoming more and more crucial each year. Industrial park managers have been reassessing their overall use of resources for better waste reduction. They are thinking of new ways to reuse and recycle the resources used by companies.

Implementing this method promotes considerable value to economic and environmental factors. They emphasize the reduction of pollution, ensure the maximum re-use of materials, and reduce the use of toxic materials using a waste treatment plan. production and fuels.

 

Sharing Resources

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There is an interrelation between economic development and natural resources. This is why many investors eye countries like the Philippines because there are so many benefits to gain from investing or locating a business in the Philippines. Aside from the healthy business environment it provides, it is also a country that holds one of the largest numbers of abundant natural resources such as fertile lands, diverse flora and fauna, extensive coastlines, and rich minerals.

Sustainable design platforms are important as it maximizes and shares resources. These platforms also help develop a more sustainable economy especially in this day and age where there is an ever-growing demand for products and services. Additionally, park managers hope that this framework helps create a more efficient environmental and social impact.

 

Maximizing The Benefits of Cleaner Production

As industrial parks strive to continue to give significant value to environmental and ecological growth, they have been enforcing stricter rules of cleaner production to their locators. This refers to continuous and long-term applications for integrated and preventive environmental strategies. The aim is for locators to possess general efficiency through their process, products, and services. This strategy can also reduce operation costs, improve profitability, and better the safety of the community and its workers. Here are the many benefits of applying cleaner production techniques:

 

For Locators and Businesses:

  • Lessen the cost of waste disposal
  • Reduces the cost of raw materials
  • Improves the performance of the company
  • Increases value for investments
  • Encourages market competitiveness

Environmental Benefits of Cleaner Production:

  • Reduces the problems of air and water pollution
  • Minimizes Ozone depletion
  • Reduces worsening of global warming
  • Lessen landscape degradation
  • Better management of solid and liquid wastes

 

Key Takeaway

Nowadays, industrial estates are developed because of the constant increase in the demand for products and services. Industrial parks are also aware of their ecological and social effects. They are taking proactive solutions to lessen their negative impact on the Earth. Not only that, but industrial parks as an ecosystem provide monetary and societal benefits to its locators.

Interested in relocating to an industrial park ecosystem in the Philippines? Click here!

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