When XPO Logistics acquired Norbert Dentressangle in 2015, it didn’t just get a fleet of red lorries. It also took charge of Tesco’s loose equipment fleet and its UK and Ireland estate of 12 recycling service units (RSUs) which manage the supermarket giant’s reverse logistics recycling operation.
XPO is responsible for the disposal of Tesco’s packaging waste, mostly OCC and plastics, from more than 2,700 stores in the UK and Ireland. Materials are backhauled by Tesco’s and suppliers’ store delivery vehicles to the RSUs. Currently, XPO handles around 17,500 returning vehicles each week. That equates to nearly 6,000 tonnes of OCC and 400 tonnes of plastic on a weekly basis.
Presona balers are used in many of the RSUs. At the Rainham site, Tesco’s busiest RSU, two LP 100 CH2 prepress balers process all of the recovered material delivered into the facility. In fact, Presona balers have been part of the Tesco RSU set up for more than a decade and they’re used for their high throughput, multi-sensors and reliability.
Commenting on the reliability of the LP Series Balers, Darren Boyce from XPO said: “The balers are used and abused. We push them to the limits. The RSUs operate 364 days a year and around 22 hours a day, which demands twice as much from balers that run, say, eight hours a day.”
Balers handle more than 100 tons per day at new COOP distribution centre
COOP’s newest distribution centre located in Schafisheim, Switzerland, will process packaging and waste from all COOP stores in the area. The four Presona LP Series balers will process daily deliveries of more than 100 tons of recycled materials from its reverse logistics operation.
The new centre replaces a network of smaller centres. The revised logistics plan will reduce lorry movements and road miles, helping COOP to meet its ambition of cutting CO2-emissions by 10,000 tonnes a year.
When fully operational, the centre will process more than 100 tonnes of PET-bottles, plastic film, plastic packaging, wooden pallets, cardboard, and waste, including organic waste, daily. The material will be sorted and compacted into bales for recycling or supply to waste-to-energy facilities. The high compaction ratio provided by Presona LP Series balers has helped COOP to optimise lorry loads, reducing transportation costs and movements, and further helping the retailer towards its high-priority goal to reduce the CO2-emissions.
LP Series balers
Presona is best known for its LP Series prepress balers. Versatile and with a range of custom-design features, LP Series balers are used by many blue chip organisations including Veolia, DS Smith, Smurfit Kappa, Asda, Tesco, COOP and XPO Logistics.
Our innovative prepress technology creates consistent, high density bales which cuts transport costs. In addition, the prepress uses significantly less power than conventional balers, improving operational efficiency and reducing environmental impact.
We’re happy to report that our clients have told us that the Presona prepress creates ‘the best-looking bales with perfect stackability’. We’ll take that.
Fully automatic LP Series adaptive balers can be used to compact many different materials including: OCC, RDF, PET, newspapers, magazines, cardboard, print waste, municipal and solid waste. Models are available to suit low volume processors needing mill size bales up to integrated, high tonnage systems.
Unlike shear balers, the prepress system does not need to cut off excess material. Instead it relies on an initial pre-compression step to achieve the best bales. This step delivers the improved bale consistency. It also gives a higher volume capacity per cycle. Added benefits include improved reliability, less wear and tear, reduced maintenance costs and minimised wire waste.
Energy efficiency is another important advantage. The prepress technology means that all of the baler’s power is used for compaction, making LP Series balers up to 60% more energy efficient than comparable shear balers.Click here for more information about Presona balersFor related articles and news on Baling Systems, visit our Volume Reduction Technology Zone
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