CAIRO - 4 July 2023: The Egyptian Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, inaugurated the first environmentally friendly Egyptian pharmaceutical factory during her recent visit to the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone.
This came as part of the activities of the Environmental Investment Week.
In this report, et highlights the most important information about this factory:
1- It took some measures to establish the factory as environment-friendly facility, in terms of clean energy, reuse and recycling.
2- The factory uses natural gas as a clean energy instead of solar, and it is used in steam boilers and central air conditioning units for industrial and central cooling, especially since natural gas plays a key role in reducing carbon emissions.
3- It also uses a closed system for irrigation to preserve the environment by using the output of industrial waste and process, and the output of the water plant after treatment to transform the available spaces in the factory into green spaces without the need to use city water.
4- The factory uses the output of the production process from steam to convert it into condensed water, which is then collected in underground tanks, after which is pumped to feed the water tank of the industrial steam boilers.
5- All production lines in the factory are environmentally friendly and take into account the standards of energy and water rationalization.
6- Waste is separated according to its types inside the factory, and it seeks to sign agreement with specialized companies to collect the waste and recycle it.
7- As for the hazardous waste, it is treated before it is destroyed, then it is disposed through burial, by contracting a company for the disposal of hazardous waste under the supervision of the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Health.
8- The factory took into account, in its design, following the mechanisms of reducing carbon emissions, achieving energy savings, using modern high-quality filtering systems to purify and treat the air, and conduct environmental measurements on a regular basis, while making sure that they are within the permissible limits.