Unilever’s Lipton Jebel Ali factory based in Dubai, UAE, has achieved its goal of sending zero waste to landfill by composting their organics waste on site.
Unilever’s Lipton plant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is the company’s second largest tea plant worldwide, used to generate 450 tonnes of waste annually, requiring 31,000m² of landfill space. During the past few years, in addition to reducing and recycling paper packaging, the company installed Oklin’s composting machine to compost the by-products resulting from tea production.
“Sending zero waste to landfill is key to achieving our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, which calls for halving our environmental footprint by 2020. This is a great example of how we are putting our sustainability strategy into action, by decoupling the growth of our business from its environmental impact. We have achieved this by applying the four R’s of reducing, reusing, recovering and recycling. For instance, tea dust is reused as fertilizers,” said Sanjiv Mehta, Unilever MENA Chairman.
Read Unilever’s Press Release here.
|Install Location||Dubai, UAE|
|Food Waste Processed/Day||300kg/day|
|Food Waste Source||Organic waste collected from tea production|
|Compost Usage||Compost cured and reused in Unilever property|