The Industrial Retrofit Program (PRI) is an instrument of the national environmental policy of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, that promotes the shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable de la Nación (Argentina)

Implemented in

  • Latin America / Caribbean

Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Food & Beverage

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Policy Frameworks & Tools, Other

Type of lead actor
Government / public sector

Objectives

PRI links different stakeholders of public and private sectors in the search and implementation of resource efficiency, prevent pollution, control and reduction of environmental impacts, technological innovation in production processes, reduce GHSs emissions, improvements in Environmental Management of companies and remediation of environmental liabilities. Covers multiple productive sectors, actually focus in sugar cane, citric, meat and other food related. Implemented through a set of activities, organized by stages voluntarily agreed between the national and provincial/local authorities and production facilities.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

More than 1600 actions were established within the PRI in the province of Tucumán
Waste elimination in watercourses: Vinasse zero: 4.200.000 m3/year and use in controlled irrigation and composting; Cachaza cero: 580.000 ton/year and valorization as fertilizer.
Zero ash: 230.000 tons / year: installation of 30 scrubbers for treatment of boiler fumes.
50 Km of vinazoductos and canals for transport of vinaza for fertiriego.
Recovery, by recirculation, of around 300.000 m3/day of water among all industries. Construction and installation of 19 effluent measurement and monitoring facilities. In slaughterhouse: optimization of use of water and solids management system. Other improvements: implementation of organizational systems, non-certifiable environmental management systems, factory housekeeping and corporate social responsibility plans for the local community.

Next steps and how to get involved

Contact: Lic. Prem Zalzman / Lic. Luis Tournier
pzalzman@ambiente.gob.ar / ltournier@ambiente.gob.ar