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Baby Jaws

Irish-American Restaurants Go Green with Recycling Machines

Baby JawsTwo Irish-American restaurants are cutting waste disposal costs and saving space with PEL Waste Reduction Equipment’s cardboard balers and “Baby Jaws” under-counter bottle crusher, the manufacturer says.

Killarney House in Maryland and The Irish Channel, in Grafton, Washington DC, both installed the recycling machines that PEL says can help pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafés save money.

Baby Jaws (pictured), which is already being used in European pubs and restaurants and is now available in the US, can provide an 80 percent reduction in volume in establishments’ waste bins, PEL says.

Baby Jaws also keeps neighbors happy by cutting down the clutter of clinking glass being chucked out at night, the company says. This can make it easier for restaurants and pubs to get licenses in residential areas, too. PEL says the machine is low noise (42 dbs), low energy use and takes a standard plug.

The PEL baler range is used to compact cardboard and plastic and turn them into easily managed bales for recycling. The company says it reduces cardboard volume by 80 percent. Additional benefits include a tidier working environment and less garbage pickups.

PEL says the cycle time to make a bale is less than a minute and the machines are easy to load and operate. The machines work well for pubs and restaurants because of the versatility in size, according to the company. PEL balers range from their small 200 model up to a mill-size baler.

The machine also features a hydraulic system, is weather resistant and has enclosed controls for security and safety.

Earlier this month Novelis completed its two-year, $400 million expansion program in South Korea that includes the largest aluminum beverage can recycling center in Asia, the company says. The expansion of its Yeongju and Ulsan plants increases the company’s production capacity in the region by more than 50 percent to approximately 1 million metric tons of aluminum sheet per year.


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