In Spain, we have increased QUICKIE Q100 R and Q200 R base units per box from 2 to 8, while in the Nordic countries, Gemino rollators are now packed with 2 units per box instead of 1. These initiatives optimise logistics, reduce costs, and have a positive impact on our carbon footprint.
In our Spanish facilities, we have reduced energy consumption by minimizing heating time and temperature. At Leckey, smart solutions like timers for corridor heaters and air conditioning, along with temperature control limits, ensure optimal energy management and comfort while minimizing waste.
In Sweden, we've transitioned 70% of cars to hybrids, reducing carbon footprint and embracing sustainability. Overcoming geographical challenges, we've found an excellent alternative that align with our goals. Hybrid cars balance efficiency, performance, and minimize environmental impact.
Our North American Logistics team have implemented a revolutionary Full Truck Load (FTL) consolidation strategy, maximizing capacity and prioritizing the environment. By combining Canada orders from Tijuana and Nashville facilities, along with existing freight, we streamlined operations and shifted to an efficient FTL shipment model. This innovative approach minimizes lead time and reduces our carbon footprint.
In Poland, we have installed a baler press, transforming our waste collection process for cartons and plastic materials. By reducing the number of cyclic waste collections from 21-22 to just 4 times per month, we are maximizing efficiency while making a positive impact on the environment, reducing CO2 emissions.
In Spain, we have installed photovoltaic panels to generate clean, renewable energy. Similarly, at Leckey, we're exploring solar panel adoption and plan to install them later this year. These initiatives enhance our reliance on renewable energy for a greener future.
Throughout Sunrise Medical, we have been reducing paper consumption. We use QR codes instead of printing marketing materials, allowing customers to access digital content. This eliminates the need for physical brochures and reduces paper waste. Sunrise Medical Spain has also switched to e-invoicing and e-payroll systems, minimizing our paper consumption.
In Spain, we have reduced plastic waste at our trade show booths by replacing plastic catering equipment with environmentally friendly alternatives. We used 100% reusable and compostable palm leaf plates and biodegradable corn starch cups. This choice promotes a circular economy and aligns with our commitment to sustainability.
In Spain, we have installed high-speed fabric doors to prevent heat loss in frequently accessed areas. They are operated remotely for swift opening and closing. Similarly, Leckey optimized thermal insulation during freight loading/unloading by fitting roller shutter doors with speed doors, minimizing heat escape.
In the US, we have partnered with ERI, a leading IT and electronics asset disposition provider, to promote responsible e-waste management. Our efficient printing system now uses Energy Star Certified Cannon Photocopy/Printers made from nearly 50% recycled materials. Our paper recycling efforts diverted 12.48 Metric Tonnes of paper from landfills.
In China, we have replaced fixed-frequency air compressors with advanced variable-frequency models, significantly improving energy efficiency. This switch saved around 30,000 kWh of electric energy annually in 2022. Variable-frequency compressors adjust their speed to match operational needs, optimizing energy consumption and reducing environmental impact.