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Mediterranean Delicacies introduce new cooling system that saves the environment

Mediterranean Delicacies introduce new cooling system that saves the environment

Well-known local food brand Mediterranean Delicacies are helping the environment by making a small change in their Cape Town and Joburg based factories and we think it’s ‘cool’!!

This family brand has seen the need to keep up with not only the times, but also the call to decrease pollution and realise that much of that happens in the factory and production processes, and they are pro-actively reducing their carbon footprint by using environmentally friendly gases (CO2) to keep their food cool – a brand new innovation for factories in South Africa.

By that token they additionally they are also using Solar Power for heating purposes, so they are having a small, yet positive impact on the environment.  Remember that if each person or business does a little, we can accrue greater results together, lightening the load immeasurably.

Richard Drinkrow, MD of Mainstream Refrigeration, who supplied the refrigeration system, advises that CO2 is a natural gas that is recovered from the atmosphere and if there are any leaks, this simply returns to the atmosphere where it belongs.

‘CO2 was the original gas used in the 1930’s which was ousted for more modern gases, but the damage caused by traditional gases and other pollutants to the Ozone Layer and beyond, has resulted in increased global pressure to protect the environment. The use of CO2 in refrigeration systems will assist in making small yet impactful improvements to our environment and world as a whole.” says Richard.

For forward-thinking innovators Mediterranean Delicacies, returning to natural gases as a means of refrigeration was a vital step forward. They are highly motivated to be the South African leader in environmentally friendly practices within the food manufacturing industry and using the CO2 refrigeration technique brings them one step closer to achieving this goal.

We call on all South African production manufacturers to see if they can also possibly look at making small changes such as this one that have a lasting impact on our environment, which is under strain at best.

Find out more about Mediterranean Delicacies here…

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