GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leaders in consumer healthcare manufactures toothpaste from its Maidenhead factory. As a by-product of the production process a large quantity of cardboard waste is generated. Staff at GlaxoSmithKline previously disposed of loose cardboard in cages, which were then emptied into open skips. This process was proving to be both labour intensive and costly. The cardboard could also easily be blown out of the skips, meaning that waste wind scatter could be a problem on site.

GlaxoSmithKline contacted Pakawaste after visiting Pakawaste’s website. Pakawaste’s technical team carried out a comprehensive waste audit and were able to recommend the installation of a MX600 mill sized vertical baler to deal with their cardboard and packaging waste.

The MX600 is the largest baler in Pakawaste’s vertical baler range and reduces volumes by up to 80%, minimising the amount of space required on site for waste storage. Prior to the installation of the MX600 GlaxoSmithKline were filling up to 12 cages with cardboard waste per day, this waste has been reduced to just 2-3 bales.

Once the cardboard waste at GlaxoSmithKline has been baled into mill sized bales, this waste can be collected by a waste paper processor in return for extra revenue. The problem of waste wind scatter has also been eliminated, as loose cardboard waste is no longer stored on site.

GlaxoSmithKline are extremely satisfied with the performance of the MX600 baler and have benefited from the economical and environmental advantages of baling waste. The MX600 is only one of a comprehensive range of vertical balers available from Pakawaste simply contact us to find out which model will most closely suit your needs.

For more press information, please contact Claire Wilson at Pakawaste Limited, Tel (01772) 796688, Fax (01772) 792474, Email Claire Wilson

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