Welcome to Bin the Bin

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An achievable way of improving the quality of your office’s recycling by:

  • Replacing the standard desk side bins used by each employee with:
  • Localised recycling points to recycle what would previously have been discarded for landfill or incineration.

Why is this important?

Bin The Bin decreases the amount of waste that goes to landfill or incineration. It cuts your carbon footprint and also gets rid of 90% of plastic bags used in London Offices.

Some facts:

  • 13 billion plastic carrier bags are used in the UK each year.
  • Scientists estimate each plastic item could linger in the environment between 400 to 1000 years.(New Scientist)
  • It is estimated that 5% of the world’s post-war production plastic has entered earth’s oceans – that’s just over 100 million tons...
  • Plastic production uses 8% of the world’s oil, yet less than 3.5% is recycled.

Plastic bags are only part of the problem. We all know now that choosing to increase the amount of waste we recycle helps conserve the planet’s natural resources. This reduces office expenditure and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what a difference this makes to your bottom line too.

A recent Envirowise report has concluded that by making green choices, UK firms have saved an average of £5000 per year, a 150% increase.

  • Just one recycled aluminium coke can saves enough energy to run a television set for three hours!
  • Recycling just one plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60W light bulb for six hours
  • Making glass bottles and jars from recycled ones saves energy.

The energy saving from recycling one bottle will:

  • Power a computer for 20 minutes
  • Power a colour TV for 15 minutes
  • Power a washing machine for 10 minutes
  • Recycling just one tonne of paper saves 3,700 pounds of lumber and 24,000 gallons of water.

As you can see, a little recycling can make a lot of difference — so imagine how much a bigger campaign to recycle can achieve. Help us to help your office and the planet by calling 020 7 511 8000 (select option 3) with a view to introducing Bin The Bin to your office today.