January 12, 2017

Molok wins UK magazine’s Cleantech award

Around 60 per cent of Molok's Deep Collection containers are located below ground to allow gravity to compact the waste and avoid odours from surfacing.
Around 60 per cent of Molok's Deep Collection containers are located below ground to allow gravity to compact the waste and avoid odours from surfacing.
Molok

London-based The New Economy magazine has awarded Finnish waste management company Molok with the New Technology award for Best Recycling and Waste Management Systems in 2016.

The award came under the Cleantech category and was shared by Molok and its Canada-based daughter company, Molok North America.

According to Recycling Today, Molok finds itself “in good company along with Google, Iceland, Tesla/Solar City, Resolute Forest Products and other award winners.”

Since Veikko Salli founded Molok in 1991 in the Finnish town of Nokia, the waste management company has expanded far and wide with their trademark Deep Collection waste containers, which are dug underground for hygienic and practical reasons.

“At Molok, we are always thinking of how to work with and for the environment, as opposed to against it,” Salli says. “With this objective at the core of everything we do, all the design rules we have originate from the laws of nature.”

Molok has installed its waste management systems in more than 40 countries together with its daughter company and fellow award receiver, Molok North America, which was established in 1999 by Salli’s daughter Marja Hillis. 

The New Economy salutes all its winners by stating, ‘The companies, governments and individuals gathered here have all contributed to the vital goal of human advancement, and all deserve the very highest praise.”

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