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Recycling hub collects four separate waste streams

23 January 2018

As demand for recycling segregation at source increases, Leafield Environmental has introduced a new suite of smart, stylish recycling bins that accommodate up to four individual waste streams. 

“The recycling hub concept is becoming increasingly popular as organisations realise the economic benefits of segregation at source,” said Vince Wright, UK and export sales manager. “Our new Envirobin Recycling Hub allows customers to segregate waste on a smaller scale, at more convenient locations.”

With many lid apertures and colours available the choice of waste stream combinations is wide. 

The cost of waste disposal to landfill is increasing rapidly as landfill opportunities become rarer. The contamination of mixed recyclables continues to be a problem. Mixed dry waste for recycling that has a positive value can rapidly become a liability thanks to contamination. To many, the term 'mixed recyclables' is still considered to be an alternative to 'Rubbish'. 

Leafield Environmental says offering a choice of four separate waste receptacles in a single hub is not a panacea, but can encourage users to stop and think and hopefully make the correct rational segregation decision.  

By the end of 2017, China will have banned the import of 24 categories of solid waste in its campaign against 'foreign garbage'. Perhaps this move will add more impetus to encourage better waste segregation and improve the quality of the waste we send for recycling.