The UNIT: Future-proof refrigerator cabinets
A real green transition towards sustainability
We often hear of sustainability, but do we know what it really is? For Epta it means net zero emissions: a result which is only possible thanks to responsible short and long-term behaviour.
"The refrigeration world is currently engaged in improving the reduction of waste, paying particular attention to the materials used and to an approach focused on the 4 Rs: Reduction, Reuse, Recycle and Recovery.” states Francesco Mastrapasqua, Institutional Affairs Manager Epta. “Epta makes itself the spokesperson of a new paradigm, with tangible activities that create new solutions conceived under the banner of the circular economy”.
In detail, with the second Green Facts: “a real green transition towards sustainability”, Epta encourages a production model in line with the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR). Issued on 30 March 2022, the European regulation stimulates the design and consumption of sustainable products, which are energy efficient, long-lasting, recyclable, reliable, scalable, and easy to maintain.
The tangible form of the Group’s commitment, with a view to ESPR, is UNIT, the plug-in cabinet designed according to circular economy principles, which brings with it an important revolution. What makes UNIT unique are, above all, the materials with which it is made, which make it 95% recyclable: sheet metal, glass, PLA and cork.
In addition, thanks to the Solid State Cooling system (SSC), UNIT uses thermoelectric technology for cooling, avoiding the use of refrigerants. Modularity makes the cabinet a model in terms of circular economy. Designed to be disassembled, it is possible to dispose of its components and give them a new life.
In a context of change and evolution, Epta is a point of reference for all players of the sector, contributing with tangible actions to achieve carbon neutrality. UNIT is a true legacy for the future, symbol of what Epta believes in: quality, full respect for the environment and collective well-being.