IGRECA wants to minimize its impact on the environment
Because the energy demands are today a real economic challenge, but also and especially ecological, IGRECA watches its consumption levels very closely.
When it comes to gas or electricity, some scoreboards and sophisticated testing devices allow to follow up in real time the needs for the whole production tool.
The insulation of the buildings the performances of the cooling or heating devices, the lightning, are regularly called into question and optimized. Managing the cold is totally computerized.
So, quite recently, the lights in the production rooms have been replaced by a LED technology, consuming less energy and requiring less maintenance.
Some other projects are being studied, such as, for instance, the designing of alveolate, washable and reusable eggholders.
Selective waste sorting
As any industrial player, IGRECA consumes different materials. When they cannot be immediately repackaged and reused, IGRECA appeals to some specialized recycling sectors.
So, all the materials useful to the egg processing line have a second life.
Oil, glass, wood, boxes, steel, none can escape from the waste recovery rule.
As soon as 1997, IGRECA has wished to manage responsibly the water cycle from its production device.
This industrial activity requiring needs as important as the ones of a 2500-inhabitant town, there has been no question of returning the used water directly into the environment.
So, IGRECA chose to build, at the same time as its factory, a sewage plant allowing it to test daily the quality of the water discharge, thus guaranteeing some discharges with a zero impact on the environment.
Filtering, temperature, bacteriology… a specialized engineer carries out a daily series of quality tests.
Everything is used in the egg.. even its shell
The egg shell is mainly made up of limestone. Crushed and mixed with plant composts, it is reused in agriculture to enrich the soils requiring calcium amendments.
As for the use of water, IGRECA takes some natural elements that it gives back afterwards to the environment, with a neutral and even positive impact, forming this way a real virtuous cycle.
WHICH EGG DID YOU HAVE?
The shell, the egg’s health shield
A cracked shell and so the egg cannot be consumed.
Actually, the shell is a fragile and porous envelope. The very fine membrane, which is just after the shell, protects the white and the yolk from the external bacteria.
The shell must not be washed with water because this action damages the protective qualities of the inner membrane.
IGRECA is rich in its local anchorage
IGRECA implements everything to favour the local partnerships (Région Pays-de-la-Loire). By reason of its belonging to this territory with an ancestral agricultural heritage, and with the great French cooking tradition, IGRECA strives to bring its know-how and its excellence to its customers.
WE ARE PROUD TO TAKE PART IN THE SUCCESS OF THE TASTE OF YOUR RECIPES