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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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