Lime pellets are generated in drinking water softening processes. For many years, AquaMinerals and the drinking water sector have found high-value – and increasingly, circular – destinations for this residual stream. The lime pellets of the drinking water companies have now received Cradle to Cradle ‘Gold’ certification.
Cradle to Cradle Certified® (C2C) is a globally recognized measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. Manufacturers and brands around the world rely on C2C certification as the standard for products with a positive impact on people and planet. Sustainability leaders can proudly choose to use the circular lime pellets as a raw material in their products.
All locations certified
The composition of the lime pellets, the recyclability and social sustainability aspects are among the elements assessed in the attribution of this certificate. Moreover, the use of energy, water and chemicals is examined at each production location. All of the drinking water production locations that produce lime pellets have received certification. This encompasses more than 50 locations of the following water companies: Brabant Water, De Watergroep, Dunea, Evides, Oasen, PWN, Vitens, Waternet, Waterbedrijf Groningen, WMD and WML.
Proud of result
The result: the lime pellets are gold! The C2C certificate was presented on 28 September, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of AquaMinerals. AquaMinerals applied for and accompanied the certification process. They were assisted by EPEA Benelux, an accredited assessor for Cradle to Cradle Certified® certifications. It also handles the lime pellets in the name of the drinking water companies.