Enduring innovations are often simple and improve over time. This is certainly true for Molok waste containers. Who would have thought 30 years ago that a waste container called Molok produced in a small village workshop set up in an old barn would set out to change traditional waste management and win the hearts of millions of people around the world. The inventor of the Molok system, Finnish entrepreneur Veikko Salli, trusted in his unique idea and developed a waste container that is partially underground. The system follows the same logic as good old underground cellars: as the containers remain cool and protected from sunlight, the microbial activity inside the waste container is reduced, slowing down the decomposition process.
Whether you want to understand how state-of-the-art semi-underground waste containers are built, or how they affect municipal solid waste management, this article is for you.
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