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Carlsberg UK save malt and hops and cut costs

Carlsberg UK discovered that as part of its quality control process, and due to the type of storage container used, the company was wasting and sending to landfill a large quantity of usable malt product and hop extract.


In order to address this, the company made changes to procedures. For malt, this involved modifying the rejection system so that less malt product was lost to waste when small stones were detected. Waste malt was also diverted from landfill to be sold as birdfeed.


To reduce wastage of hop extract residue the company installed a ramp at a cost of £300 to help drain the hop residue from the storage containers. This reduced waste and also saved a substantial amount of money as the hop extract is an expensive ingredient.

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