The Molok container idea was born in the early 1990s, when the then hotel and restaurant entrepreneur Veikko Salli, reflected on how waste management in his company`s yard could be improved in a neater and more hygienic way. No solution was forthcoming so Veikko Salli developed what is now known as the deep collection method. Insight started with the observation that the traditional waste points are often plagued by overfilling, odors and animals. Over more than 25 years of operation Molok has grown into an international company whose products are known all worldwide.

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Waste and Recycling - Waste Management
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Globally (various continents)

Like all the best inventions the Molok container idea is very simple; the waste container is vertical and partially underground. The collection capacity is increased enormously compared to conventional waste containers. The weight of the top layer compacts the waste below, thus increasing the capacity even more. Kept cool underground, the waste does not smell and animals cannot gain access to the container.

As the product name suggests, the containers were likened to the ancient mythical Molok (or Moloch), which had a mouth to a bottomless pit.

Today Molok products are sold in more than 40 countries

The environment, cost and time-saving system is used daily by millions of people around the world. The products are used in a variety of cultures with a total of more than 140 000 units.

Molok's operations have been certified to meet quality (ISO 9001), environment (ISO 14001) and occupational safety (OHSAS 18001) requirements.