Earth Day 2023 promotes a cleaner environment
Around the world, Earth Day has been observed every April 22 since 1970 as a day of environmental awareness and action. The theme this year is Invest in Our Planet.
Earth Day organizers have been suggesting ways to get involved, including education, planting trees, picking up trash, and turning off lights when not in use.
The Seven Seas Water Group team helps create a cleaner environment year round by cleaning and conserving water, recycling to reduce waste, participating in litter cleanups, installing solar arrays, producing energy more efficiently, and planting trees.
It starts with everything.
Most of the everyday operations of Seven Seas promote a cleaner environment. Our focus on decentralization encourages and enables communities to shift away from often wasteful and prohibitively expensive large-scale plants.
This shift away from centralized treatment has also allowed many Seven Seas clients to end their dependency on water tanker trucks, thereby keeping 140,000 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere each year. Our plants have reduced their carbon footprints by 60,000 metric tons. And our operations save 250,000 barrels of oil annually.
Every day, we treat 150,000,000 gallons of wastewater that can be reused or beneficially discharged. And by delivering so much fresh, clean drinking water, we help prevent 7,000 metric tons of plastic water bottle litter and waste.
Seven Seas is also:
Recycling plastics and solid waste. Seven Seas separates and recycles solid waste to ensure that we make the most of every resource and byproduct from our sites. We also participate in cleanup initiatives like picking up trash and removing debris from shorelines.
Adopting solar solutions. We are installing solar arrays and lighting, and we conduct energy audits as we work toward our companywide goal of net-zero carbon by 2050. Our latest installation of photovoltaic solar systems at the Cay Bay facility on Sint Maarten in the Caribbean should reduce the facility’s carbon dioxide emissions by 2.4 metric tons annually.
Innovating. We use energy-efficient membranes, and we are working with a leading supplier to eke another 5% of energy efficiency out of our already efficient process of reverse osmosis.
Planting. Seven Seas has begun planting native trees at our sites. Investing in our planet in this way is just one more tool at our disposal, as trees have the ability to capture carbon from the atmosphere and release oxygen into the air.
Reusing Wastewater to Conserve Resources
Many communities and industries would like to do better with their wastewater discharges but have limited access to capital. In the Caribbean, 83% of wastewater is discharged untreated, which harms reefs and limits tourism.
With all the P3, BOO, BOOT, lease plant, and plant-acquisition arrangements that are available, our Water-as-a-Service® is able to help regions low on upfront capital to achieve their goals for a cleaner environment. We’re in this for the long haul, maintaining plant operations in regions that would otherwise lack the resources to run a modern water system.
Water-as-a-Service® also invests in desalination in arid regions to foster growth in a way that doesn’t exhaust local water and economic resources.
No matter where you are on the planet, effective cleanup requires a robust model that can be applied to surmount immediate and long-term obstacles. Contact Seven Seas to see what we can do for you.