Bakkavor opens multi-million pound water plant

By Michael Stones

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Bakkavor's new water treatment plant was opened by the mayor of Boston Stephen Woodliffe (centre)
Bakkavor's new water treatment plant was opened by the mayor of Boston Stephen Woodliffe (centre)

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Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has opened a multi-million pound water treatment facility at its Cucina Sano site in Boston, Lincolnshire.

The new water treatment plant, installed by specialist Aquabio, has enabled more than 80% of the water used at Cucina Sano to be safely recycled. It has also cut traffic flow to and from the site with significantly fewer tankers transporting the waste water away from the site.

Bakkavor’s head of operations at the site Ben Cooper said: “We are always working to ensure we can help sustain the environment in which we operate and are looking forward to seeing the benefits of this new plant in helping us achieve our sustainability goals in both water usage and reduced traffic flow.”

‘Achieve our sustainability goals’

The facility was officially opened by the mayor of Boston councillor Stephen Woodliffe. “I am delighted to have been invited to open this new investment at Cucina Sano,” ​he said at the opening.

“This business is clearly leading the way in water recycling and is setting a standard that other businesses should follow in looking after our environment.”

Gold status from Marks & Spencer

The Cucina Sano site employs 690 people and specialises in the manufacture of Italian ready meals and accompaniments for Marks & Spencer (M&S). The business received Gold status from M&S in its ethical audit last year.   

Meanwhile, earlier this week Bakkavor revealed plans to recruit an extra 100 staff​ at its Bourne factory in Lincolnshire. The recruitment was part of its national plan to hire more workers in response to rising demand for its fresh meals, pizzas, salads and desserts.

Free, sustainable snacks webinar to take place at 3pm on Thursday June 15

Efficient water use will be one of the topics tackled in the Food Manufacture Group’s free-to-attend, one-hour webinar to take place at 3pm on Thursday June 15. The online seminar – Sustainable Snacking Trends for 2017 – will be staged in partnership with the Almond Board of California. Reserve your free place here​.

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