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Recycling recycling bins, a green approach LEAFIELD Recycle - 31.7.2012

A leading London Borough, with a population of 235,000, had been using some 78 TwinBins that they purchased from Leafield Environmental approximately four years ago.

The bins were beginning to look very well-used and a little tired so the Borough approached Leafield, who suggested a make-over as the quality of the bins was still excellent but the accessories such as labels and inserts were no longer fully functional or suitable for purpose.

The superior quality of the award-winning TwinBin meant that Leafield was able to simply refurbish the bins with new inserts and labels. This green alternative to replacing the 78 dual capacity bins is estimated to have saved the Borough 80% on bin replacement costs.

In addition to the TwinBins, the Borough also possessed 85 out-dated and non-WRAP compliant Envirobanks. It was agreed that under its new bin recycling scheme, Leafield Environmental would remove and recycle the obsolete Envirobanks in their Wiltshire manufacturing plant and replace with 115 new 240L Envirobanks for mixed recycling.

The 85 old Envirobanks were stripped of their components and the plastic was chipped, ready to be re-formed into new bins.

Phil Maddox, General Manager at Leafield Environmental commented “I am really pleased with the approach that we were able to take on this project, refurbishing the TwinBins, and removing and recycling the old Envirobanks was a great sustainable solution as the alternative would have been sending them to landfill”.

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Bluestone National Park Resort LEAFIELD Recycle - 31.7.2012

Premium family holiday destination Bluestone National Park Resort set within Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has recently invested in 12 TwinBins from Leafield Environmental to help holiday-makers recycle their waste whilst on holiday.

The TwinBins, each with a double capacity of 70 litres are located all around the scenic Bluestone ‘Village’ and at the Adventure Centre to help to keep the resort clean and tidy.

Richard Harris, Quality Control and Resource Efficiency Manager at the Resort said “we are really pleased with the TwinBins, they are stylish enough to fit in with our environment and eye-catching enough for the customer to make use of them. We have found that the combination of mixed recycling and general waste is a cost effective solution for recycling without having too many bins on site”.

“The TwinBins were part of a complete initiative to increase our recycling alongside improved signage and guest information, they have now been in place for about three months and we have found that recycling rates have improved significantly”.

Richard commented that “we chose Leafield as their prices were competitive and the quality of the service and products is excellent. Following the success of the TwinBins, we have recently purchased some additional recycling bins for our new ‘back of house’ staff facilities which have also had a positive effect”.

The installation of the recycling bins has also contributed in a small way to Bluestone National Park Resort recently winning two coveted UK awards for environmental, community and sustainability work.*

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Smart-E bin Exhibits Recycling Credentials LEAFIELD Recycle - 24.7.2012

A new method of producing litter and recycling bins from recycled polymer is becoming a hit with organisations wishing to demonstrate their green credentials in line with Corporate Social Responsibilities.

Manufactured by Leafield Environmental, these Smart-E™ bins are rotationally moulded from 90% recycled MDPE and the result is a unique mottled finish that emphasises the recycled nature of the product.

Bins manufactured from recycled polymer have been available for many years but invariably the choice of colour has been black, black or black. In contrast, the Smart-E bin is both colourful and attractive and highlights the fact that it is made of recycled material.

The Smart-E process utilises the polymer waste stream generated in Leafield’s manufacturing process and bypasses several traditional recycling processes associated with ‘repolymerising’ plastic waste such as recompounding, milling, transport etc., making it more carbon friendly

The material is colour segregated before being chipped into small pellets that form the bulk of the rotational mouding charge. In this way the colour hue of the finished bin can be modified but each bin has its own unique appearance. (There is even a patriotic red, white and blue variant.)

A range of Smart-E bins is available for both outside litter collection and internal recycling.

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New Online Paxton Shop LEAFIELD Agricultural - 24.7.2012

Buy Paxton products online at any time. Paxton Agricultural now have an online shop so you can purchase your dairy, equine or small holder equipment online at a time to suit you.

visit the Paxton online shop by clicking here

FREE Delivery on ALL orders!

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Leafield Support M&S with successful PLAN A Project LEAFIELD Recycle - 16.7.2012

Marks & Spencer is the first major UK retailer to become fully carbon neutral five years after launching its sustainability project, ‘Plan A’.

Leafield Environmental are proud to say that they have supported M&S in this achievement by providing the Leafield Envirobin 100 for recycling in stores and offices.

The company now recycles 100% of its waste. Of its food waste from stores, 89% goes straight to anaerobic digestors to generate energy and the rest is composted.

Click here to read the full article published in the Guardian. Click here to view more photos of the Marks & Spencer ‘Plan A’ Envirobins.

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Plastic Industry Awards; Leafield Meridian Envirobin is finalist! LEAFIELD Recycle - 9.7.2012

We are very pleased to announce that the Meridian Envirobin has been selected as a finalist in the Plastics Industry Awards 2012.

This is the most prestigious award in the plastic industry and it is a great achievement to have reached this far in the competition. The Meridian Bin was entered in for the ‘Industrial Product Design of the Year’ award category and we are one of six finalists.

The Meridian Envirobin was designed in partnership with the University of Greenwich.

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