The China Post
Date: March 15, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu, The China Post with cnYES
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The world’s largest contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor
Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reiterated its commitment to the environment on Tuesday with a promise to increase the percentage of industrial waste it reuses in its factories.
TSMC’s Senior Director Arthur Chuang (莊子壽) announced the company’s goal to increase the percentage of in-factory waste it reuses from 15 percent in 2015 to 61 percent by 2020.
The company, which has a history of recycling, said every drop of water was reused 3.5 times in TSMC back in 2015.
For this new 2020 goal, waste to be reused at an increasing amount are sulfuric acid, ammonium sulfate, water and copper extractions.
According to Chuang, increasing the recycling of waste is better for the circular economy, promoting greater resource productivity with the target of reducing waste and avoiding pollution. [FULL STORY]