Posts Tagged ‘recycling bins’

All smiles at Cupcakes n Dinosaurs LEAFIELD Misc - 3.12.2012

New recycling bins are putting a smile on everyones faces at the Cupcakes ‘n’ Dinosaurs Nursery in Monmouthshire. The private day care nursery has recently purchased two Smiley Face novelty recycling bins from Leafield Environmental to recycle card/paper and bottles to encourage their young charges to recycle.

The Smiley Face recycling bins are a new addition to the recycling bin range at Leafield and although they were designed to specifically appeal to children, they have been very popular in a wide variety of business types.

Hayley Jennings, manager of Cupcakes ‘n’ Dinosaurs Nursery chose the Smiley Face bins in the smallest size as the height of 50cm was ideal for the children. Hayley also selected to have the bins made in bright pink and lime green “I was impressed that Leafield could offer us a choice of colours as we wanted to match them to our logo.”

“They are a fun addition to our nursery and the children are certainly very keen on recycling now, the bins often make ‘tidy up time’ the most fun part of our activities!”

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Envirobins are “Part of the Furniture” LEAFIELD Recycle - 13.11.2012

As a part of the University of Derby’s £6m transformation of its Britannia Mill site, a new recycling scheme has been initiated, incorporating Leafield Environmental’s new Meridian Envirobin, complemented with desk-top recyclers.

The University formerly tried to segregate recyclables at source but is steadily moving to a two stream, mixed recyclables/general waste arrangement. Being designed to collect two waste streams within a single compact unit, the Meridian Envirobin is reported to have been the ideal choice.

With a large 110 litre capacity, the Meridian Envirobin has a unique facility of being able to capture multiple waste streams in a single bin by having WRAP colour compliant, split lids, accompanied by explanatory graphics.

“We liked the look of the bins immediately and they compliment our dual waste-stream process perfectly,” said Lynn Richards, the University’s Environmental Manager. “ The styling is very contemporary and fits in well as part of the furniture.”

Expecting some resistance to the change, Lynne was pleased to find that the opposite was the case with everyone recognising the importance the University places on driving up recycling rates.
“Moreover I’ve had jealous calls from other sites across the University campus asking when they can expect their new bins!” continued Lynne.

When is a bin not a bin? When it becomes part of the furniture!

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Pearson in Practice recycle with Envirobin LEAFIELD Recycle - 12.11.2012

Envirobins from Leafield Environmental are helping Pearson in Practice to improve its recycling performance and to exhibit the company’s green credentials. Pearson in Practice, a training company offering apprenticeships for young people has 30 training centres across the UK, of which half have been furnished with Leafield Envirobins for recycling.

Adam Boxer, Facilities Coordinator for Pearson came across the Envirobin recycling bins from Leafield on their website. He was impressed by the quality, aesthetics and variety of sizes within the range.

Adam said “we wanted to install recycling bins across our sites following a waste audit to improve our recycling rates. The Envirobin range suited our needs perfectly and we chose a set of two of the 82 litre capacity bins comprising ‘mixed recycling’ and ‘general waste’. The bins have now been in place at some facilities for almost a year and are proving very successful.”

Click here to see the Midi Envirobin recycling bins that Pearson chose for their facilities

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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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