UV Sanitation Allows Display Packaging to be Reused

January 29, 2014

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UV Sanitation Allows Display Packaging to be Reused

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has diverted more than 400,000 pounds of plastic display trays from landfills through the use of a proprietary ultra violet light sanitizing machine. With this technology, the company has reused more than 2,000,000 plastic display trays, material that may otherwise have been discarded.

UV Doctor, a company based in Las Vegas specializing in UV light technologies, engineered and built this custom machine for Fresh & Easy to sanitize the packaging used to display products in stores. By using UV light technology to safely disinfect and sanitize its plastic display trays, Fresh & Easy is able to significantly reduce its carbon emissions, petroleum use and landfill waste. To date, this sanitation process has helped save over 1,140,000 pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.

Resource Management Group (RMG), a San Diego-based waste management and recycling company, works onsite at Fresh & Easy's Riverside distribution center to recycle and reuse tons of material collected at stores. RMG sanitizes about 60 plastic display trays per minute using the UV machine.

"Fresh & Easy's approach to minimizing their environmental footprint across multiple levels is proving to be successful. A testament to their ability to think outside the box and remain fearless and steadfast when faced with the changes required in this new environmental age of business; a sign of true market leadership," said RMG President Armen Derderian.

Source: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market 

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