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Zero Waste, what is it?

At Cocalni, we are committed to sustainability and environmental care in all our operations. That is why we have been awarded the prestigious "Zero Waste" seal. But what does this term really mean and how do we apply it in our citrus cooperative?

The concept of "Zero Waste" refers to reducing the amount of waste we generate and minimising our environmental impact. This involves not only managing the waste we produce responsibly, but also adopting practices and processes that avoid generating waste in the first place.

At Cocalni, we implement innovative strategies to meet this objective. One of the main actions we have taken is in our post-harvest production line in our new centre in Vila-real. Here, we have opted to use natural essences instead of traditional fungicides. This decision not only guarantees the quality and freshness of our products, but also contributes to the reduction of chemical residues in the environment, promoting greener and healthier solutions.

In addition, we have optimised the use of resources by modernising localised irrigation in our fields. This efficient irrigation method allows us to use water more precisely and reduce waste, thus promoting the conservation of this vital resource. In addition, we have integrated clean energy systems into our operations, reducing our dependence on non-renewable energy sources and reducing our carbon footprint.

Our entire commercial range of citrus fruits, also with the Zero Waste seal.

This means that our customers can enjoy the freshness and quality of our citrus fruits with the peace of mind of knowing that they have been produced in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

In short, at Cocalni we are committed to sustainability at all stages of our production, from cultivation to distribution. Our focus on "Zero Waste" not only reflects our commitment to the environment, but also to the health and well-being of our communities and customers. Together, we are building a greener, more sustainable future for all.