14 Dec '11, 3pm

Anvil Knitwear's Emissions Rise 32% with Increased Production

Anvil Knitwear's Emissions Rise 32% with Increased Production

• Overall water use for production increased. Use of ground water rose 34 percent and use of municipal water supplies increased 42 percent. • However, efficiency and conservation efforts enabled the firm to avoiding using millions of gallons of water. Improvements of manufacturing techniques at the Honduras textile plant enabled the firm to reduce the processes' water intensity -- the ratio of gallons of water used per pound of fabric produced. Without the improvements, the plant would have used 10 percent more water during 2010. Instead, the Honduras facility avoided using an estimated 60 million gallons of water, the report said. Based on those figures, the company says it exceeded its goal of reducing water consumption by 5 percent by the end of 2010. Improving the pre-treatment chemicals for dyeing and the way fabric is prepped for dyeing enabled the North Carolina fac...

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