In 2015, a large beverage bottling plant in northeastern Pennsylvania planned to reduce its overall water usage by 25% over a ten-year period, ending in 2025. The plant’s goal was to increase profitability while reducing energy and environmental costs.
Based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the plant also identified six focus areas for improvement: agriculture, water, packaging, product, climate, and people. These were considered during PennTAP’s assessment.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $412,643 grant to PennTAP. The grant will be used to provide Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency (P2/E2) technical assistance and Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) events for Pennsylvania food and beverage manufacturers as well as metal manufacturers and fabricators.
This small family-owned poultry processor located in northeastern PA is a supplier of kosher turkeys, Cornish game hens, and chickens, which are processed and sold in different size packages. In the summer of 2019, the poultry processor came to PennTAP looking for general consulting on how to reduce their energy consumption.