recycle more and waste less with redesigned bins

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A modern recycling and waste system that is effective through considered design can have a significant impact on an organisation’s recycling rates

Concerns about the environment continue to grow in the UK, and the focus is turning towards what organisations can do to reduce their impact. 

Method, a company from New Zealand, has redesigned recycling for the modern facility so that your organisation can make a visible difference as you recycle more and waste less. More than just a bin, Method’s innovative recycling solution becomes a visible statement of your commitment to sustainability while helping your bottom line.

Waste not want not: a well-designed bin can make a difference to how effectively we recycle

Method co-founders Steven and India Korner saw organisations that wanted to recycle, but did not have the tools to be successful. Traditional options are often ineffective, such as desk bins or ugly bins hidden in cupboards. Method’s signature 60-litre recycling bins are coded with information to help users accurately sort waste and effectively change workplace recycling behaviours.

The Korners believed a well-designed bin could make a difference, and it has. Many organisations have seen their recycling rates increase significantly through the introduction of Method’s bins, and subsequently they are sending less waste to landfill and incineration. One facility increased its recycling rates from about 30pc to 75pc.

The bins are designed to be placed together to form flexible recycling stations, located throughout any facility. With this, Method pioneered the concept of Open Plan Recycling, bringing colour-coded and consistent recycling stations out into the open-plan design of modern facilities. This increases awareness, accountability and conversations about recycling and sustainability.

Many organisations have seen their recycling rates increase significantly through the introduction of Method’s bins

Method can easily introduce the correct streams into a site to reduce contamination and increase recycling rates just by knowing who collects the waste and what is collected; what happens to the waste after it leaves the facility; how many people are using the stations; and how often the bins are emptied. Generally, Method recommends one recycling station for every 30 to 50 people, which is around a 10-second walk from each desk.

The bins are made from fully recyclable polypropylene, a durable material given a beautiful finish via injection moulding. At least 50pc of the black components are made from recycled materials and Method is continuously working to increase this percentage as supply and technology allow.

Method is a modern recycling and waste system that is effective through considered design and can have a significant impact on an organisation’s recycling rates. With visible recycling stations, the bins become a beautiful statement of an organisation’s commitment to sustainability – as well as saving time, money and plastic, with fewer bins and liners to purchase and service.

Method’s bins can be found in leading facilities around the world. From stadiums such as the Sydney Cricket Ground, airlines such as Qantas, large co-working spaces such as The Office Group in London, offices including Canva, the Design Council and world-renowned architecture firm Foster + Partners, and even a whale watching boat off the coast of New Zealand. Method bins effectively divert waste, and enable recycling in any space.

Find out more

Recycle more, and waste less in your facility with Method – find out more at methodrecycling.com

This article was originally produced and published by Business Reporter. View the original article at business-reporter.co.uk



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