To save water in drought-stricken California, NestlÃ© will renovateÂ its nine facilities in the state to reduce or eliminate their use of water.
The Swiss company has already opened a "zero-water" plant in Mexico, where the milk plant extracts all necessary water from raw ingredients.
TheÂ NestlÃ© USA milk factory in Modesto, California will also be transformed into a "zero-water" facility, saving an estimated 63 million gallons of water per year.
Engineers at NestlÃ© first look for ways to reduce water consumption in their processes. Then they look for ways to recycle the water they do use. Then, the most technologically advanced step: they extract water from raw materials and recycle it.
NestlÃ© anticipates the Modesto zero-water facility will be finished by the end of 2016.
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