On 5 June, World Environment Day, SUEZ join hands with Canature Health Technology Group (Canature), water purification companies and organizations from around the world to establish the CEIBS Environmental Protection Alumni Association that aims to reduce plastic bottles at source through innovative technologies and collaborative business models.
In recent years, bottled water has become the main source of drinking water both on the road and at home. Discarded plastic bottles are harmful to the environment of the whole planet. Hence SUEZ’s Water Technologies & Solutions and Canature have launched the strategic plan to collaborate on household water purification technologies. The two companies will work together to apply SUEZ’s hundred-year technologies and know-hows in the municipal and industrial water treatment realm into domestic platforms to promote healthy and safe public, commercial and household water purification solutions around the globe in order to provide healthy water anytime anywhere.
“Canature has always been committed to providing ‘healthy water anytime, anywhere’. We focus on not only water, but also water-related environmental issues. By initiating and launching the Alliance, Canature hopes to lead and push forward the innovative solutions to effectively resolve the social problems brought by plastic bottles,” said Tim Wang, President of Canature.
“SUEZ is home to world-leading water purification technologies, manufacturing membrane product covering ultrafiltration (UF), reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF) and electrodialysis (ED). Through the strategic collaboration with Canture, we will work to develop innovative water purification solutions to meet the market demand for higher quality and increasingly complicated application scenarios. Our goal is to make high-tech water purification products accessible to more consumers whilst reducing the use of plastic bottles,” said Tim Huang, Senior Vice President of Greater China, Korea & Japan, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions.
SUEZ is also among the founding members of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, an international initiative launched in January 2019 to end plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.
As a leader in plastic recycling in Europe, each year, SUEZ processes nearly 400,000 tons of plastic waste in nine specialist facilities in Europe and produces 150,000 tons of circular polymers. In Southeast Asia, SUEZ will build a plastic recycling plant in Thailand to turn waste plastics into circular polymers. The new plant will convert 30,000 tons/year of locally collected low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) plastic film waste, that would have otherwise gone to waste or ended up in the environment, into high-quality post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR). This PCR will be used to produce products for a circular economy.
The CEIBS Environmental Protection Alumni Association is a non-profit organization consisting of nine companies and organizations including Canature, SUEZ, AOX, Globaltap, Kent, Kinetico, Wateroam, China Environment Chamber of Commerce and the CEIBS Environmental Protection Schoolmate Association.
On 5 June 2019, SUEZ, Canature and water purification companies and organisations jointly establish the CEIBS Environmental Protection Alumni Association in China.
With 90,000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in line with regulatory standards. To meet increasing demands to overcome resource quality and scarcity challenges, SUEZ is fully engaged in the resource revolution. With the full potential of digital technologies and innovative solutions, the Group recovers 17 million tons of waste a year, produces 3.9 million tons of secondary raw materials and 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also secures water resources, delivering wastewater treatment services to 58 million people and reusing 882 million m3 of wastewater. SUEZ generated total revenues of 17.3 billion euros in 2018.
SUEZ in Asia
SUEZ has been present for over 60 years in Southeast Asia and 40 years in Greater China in water and waste management. With over 9,000 employees and over 70 water and waste projects with local partners, SUEZ is helping authorities and industries develop innovative solutions to address climate change and sustainable resource management. The Group built over 460 water and wastewater treatment plants in Asia, supplying drinking water to 20 million people. It operates China’s first PPP water contract in Macau and Mainland China’s first water concession in Chongqing. It is also the leader of waste management in Hong Kong and delivers its expertise in the management of environmental services to 13 industrial parks in Mainland China.
Canature Health Technology Group
Canature Health Technology Group (SZSE: 300272), headquarted in Shanghai, is a world-leading provider in household water treatment technologies and solutions. It offers products and services to families, commercial clients and global water purification equipment manufacturers and services providers with the mission to provide ‘healthy water anytime, anywhere’.