Drying sludge to reduce its volume


Thanks to an innovative system, L’Oréal Cairo factory reduces its waste generation 

The plant in Cairo installed in 2016 a drying slab to be used for landspreading of its wastewater treatment plant sludge. External heat alone is sufficient to evaporate the water contained in this sludge, making it possible both to reduce its volume by nearly 60% and to improve the recovery rate. A high performing system to reduce the plant’s largest waste item (40% of the total) and environmental impact of the transportation and treatment of the waste.

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2017 -48%
2016 -48%

Reduction of water consumption in  our plants and distribution centres since 2005 (in litre per finished product). Our target: -60 % by 2020.

-73% CO2 emissions

+33% production

Results recorded since 2005, which show that ambitious commitment for the climate and economic performance can work together.

2017 -37%
2016 -35 %


Reduction of waste generated by our plants and distribution centres since 2005 (in grams per finished product). Our target: -60% by 2020.

« Nous sommes tous mobilisés pour construire un Loréal plus durable. »

Alexandra Palt

Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale



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