A bright baling idea

3rd Feb 2017

QCR has recently replaced all of its lighting in the warehouse with new LED lighting. Not only has the brightness of the warehouse significantly improved but there will be a big yearly saving on energy and Co2 emissions.

With the new LED lighting, QCR will make an annual saving of 20,864kWh and 10,356kg in Co2 emissions – a Capital investment in the region of £37,000.00 with annual savings from day one at £3,930.00 per annum - some excellent savings and a payback period of 9.42 years.

The old lighting was protected by large aluminium frames, which were no longer needed. The obvious solution would have been to throw them in the skip but QCR’s innovative team thought otherwise. The idea was to bale the aluminium in a QCR 205TS baler and sell it on to a local recycler. QCR had never attempted to bale aluminium frames before so this was new for everyone. As you can see from the picture, the idea was successful and the aluminium made for an excellent quality bale.

Revenue for this baled aluminium will be in excess of £500 per tonne from a local recycler.

If your business is upgrading its lighting or you produce waste aluminium, then get in touch with QCR for a baling solution – or sister company, MyPower for a renewable or low energy solution.

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