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Underground system cuts its power usage

Envac, the automated underground waste collection system developer, has launched a system that occupies less space in densely populated areas.

Quantum is designed for places where space limitations make manual waste collection difficult, and is pitched as a solution for the demands of escalating urban development. According to a recent UN forecast, the number of people living in cities is expected to increase from the current 50% to 70% by 2030.

The system has been developed for mid- to highdensity, multi-family dwellings, and can be retrofitted into existing buildings.

It uses half the energy required by Envac’s current systems, and is capable of handling up to double the capacity of waste volumes despite using smaller pipes. This makes installation alongside new or existing service corridors easier.

Patrick Haraldsson, managing director of Envac UK, said: “The writing is on the wall for manual waste collection in heavily populated areas, and more innovative technology needs to be developed now to cater for waste collection of the future.

“Quantum provides an efficient, clean and sustainable alternative to manual methods which, by 2030, simply may not be viable.”

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