Carrefour is one of the most popular chains of supermarkets in the UAE, with over 24 stores nationwide. Some of the larger outlets like City Centre Sharjah, Mirdif Mall, Dubai Century mall and Fujairah Century mall, produce massive volumes of cardboard every day, meaning space and time is at a premium.
Mil-tek installed a Model 306HD baler in the main loading areas of the four busiest Carrefour stores. All the recyclable cardboard and plastic is now accumulated and baled, before being collected by recyclers.
The quick cycle of Mil-tek's air-powered balers allows staff at Carrefour to work faster during the busy stocking periods, ensuring that waste does not build up during peak hours.
Carrefour has greatly reduced the costs associated with the collection and transportation of waste, and have also streamlined internal logistics. This sustainable recycling program is expected to continue providing benefits for many years to come.