This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Envirobin 'assists glass recycling'

13 June 2013

It is reported that every tonne of glass recycled saves 322 kWh of energy, 246kg of CO2 and the need to quarry 1.2 tonnes of virgin raw materials. Anything that improves the 30% of glass that is currently recycled every year in the UK is therefore to be encouraged from the economic as well as the environmental standpoints

Although there are some 50,000 bottle banks in the UK there are collection points where their sheer size makes their deployment inappropriate. Leafield Environmental’s Envirobin Maxi ‘fits the bill’ in such situations but, until now, the collection liner, when full of bottles, was very heavy to manoeuvre and difficult to handle.

The company says it has now developed a multi-stacking liner system incorporating up to three interlocking liners, each with handles. When the top liner is full it can be moved to the bottom with relative ease and a new empty liner is brought into action.

Glass collection frequency is not disrupted but manual handling of the empty bottles is said to be made much easier thanks to the new liner system.

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page


View more articles
Article image

Get up to speed on waste and resource efficiency at RWM 2012

Facilities managers will find answers to all of today’s waste and resource efficiency challenges at this year’s RWM in partnership with CIWM, taking place ...


View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Major role of outsourced services in saving Whaley Bridge homes

Last week saw prolonged national media coverage of the plight of residents of Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, due to the Toddbrook Reservoir becoming unsafe....
Article image

Appreciating the bigger picture of maintaining facilities

One of the most popular topics of discussion within meetings of the PFM Editorial Advisory Board is the applicatio...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

Calls for better electricity supply as Ofgem investigates National Grid

Concerns have been expressed over the National Grid and its operating policies following last week's widespread power cuts....
Article image

More, more, more. Are you ready?

Healthcare Estates 2019 is just a few short weeks away, with preparations really ramping up now for the biggest event yet; more exhibitors, more speakers, ...