Processing Magazine

Dole Recognized at World Water Week in Sweden

September 16, 2010

In a press release, Dole Food Company, Inc. announced that the Company’s New Millennium Packing Plant in Costa Rica was recognized during World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. The Company’s water conservation case study received an ‘Honorable Mention’ from a jury drawn from the selected members of the World’s Water Week Scientific Program. Last week, 98 organizations, mainly representing the research departments of renowned universities from all other the world, introduced their water-related initiatives at World Water Week. Presentations consisted of a case study poster displayed throughout World Water Week. Representatives of each project were available to respond to questions from attendees. In addition to the prize winner, Dole’s project was amongst three this year to receive an ‘Honorable Mention,’ being judged on several research criteria and formal presentation. The Dole New Millennium Packing Plant was introduced earlier this year by Dole in Costa Rica. This revolutionary process reduces water use by a factor of 10 and energy use by 50 percent.