The intensive use of shopping baskets and carts in stores and supermarkets, where they go from one hand to another, makes them a focus for bacteria and viruses for millions of shoppers all over the world.
At Araven we are well aware of this situation and have incorporated an innovative treatment in the handles of our compact Loop 100 L and Loop 160 L carts as well as in the 34, 52 55 and 80L Shoproll basktets that guarantees the total (99.99%) elimination of bacteria, yeasts and moulds, preventing micro-organisms that are harmful to health being passed on from one user to another.
UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA'S STUDIO
To verify the effectiveness of the treatment, the University of Zaragoza analysed more than 80 different makes of shopping carts in different shopping centres. The study entitled “Evaluation of microbial contamination on shopping carts”, carried out in April 2018, reveals that all of the microbial populations on the handles of Araven’s shopping carts remained at “undetectable levels” after five months’ real use, whereas “the contamination on the other carts was significantly higher”