Project Description

CASE STUDY

PAUL’S SUPA IGA,
RINGWOOD EAST

As a community-minded small business, sustainability and cost efficiency were top priorities for Paul’s SUPA IGA. After successfully implementing the enrich360® solution, they are now reducing waste, giving back to the community and saving money.

Located in Melbourne’s outer east, Paul’s SUPA IGA offers the community a range of fresh fruit and vegetables and specialised food and liquor products in addition to standard supermarket lines.

A family business established in 1977 with a physical footprint of 1800sqm, today it derives its sales mainly from fresh produce, gourmet deli products, pre-prepared meals and bakery items.

Faced with increasing food waste of up to 1 tonne per week, Managing Director Arthur Corcoris saw the enrich360 program as a win-win opportunity, significantly reducing waste going to landfill while saving money on waste disposal. The end product – nutrient-rich fertiliser – is distributed to local gardeners and community gardens, and will soon supply Eastwood Primary School.

1t

FOOD WASTE PER WEEK

70kg

FERTILISER CREATED PER WEEK

E110M

DEHYDRATOR MODEL

8-12hrs

CYCLE TIME

“The addition of the enrich360® dehydrator to our supermarket has reduced our landfill waste by a third, helping the environment and reducing costs.”

Arthur Corcoris

Managing Director