"When I heard about the uBins being post consumer plastic, I wanted them straight away! For those who know, this is a big deal and we wanted to be part of it."
Not only is the uBin 100% recycled plastic, but it’s also the first bin in the world made from recycled UK post-consumer plastic! An unprecedented environmental credential.
70 Litre capacity.
Each uBin has a capacity of 70L - an ideal size for most office and workplace applications. It fits standard liners and isn't too heavy when full of heavy paper.
The deep overhanging lid neatly hides ugly liners from view.
The recessed air vent lets air in when removing the liner - making it very easy to empty the uBin.
Does your existing bin suck?
Shaped lid inserts.
Shaped & coloured lid inserts help even the most reluctant of recyclers to put the right things in the right bins. The lid inserts can be easily changed, so if your uBin changes role at a later date, no problem. (Bins can be supplied without the inserts for a larger opening or for reaching a budget)
Free sticker set.
6 x wrap compatible polypropylene stickers are included with every uBin. Each sticker is laminated with a matte polypropylene top layer for a slick looking, long lasting wear resistant finish.
What is post-consumer plastic (and why is it so important)?
There are two types of recycled plastic: post-process and post-consumer. When people talk about ‘recycled’ plastic they are referring to post-process plastic in the majority of cases.
Post-process recycled plastic
This is plastic that has been collected at the plastic moulding factory, and would normally be thrown away (off-cuts or rejects, for instance), but is instead re-used in the moulding process. Some mouldings unavoidably produce scrap and, in some cases, this occurs on a large scale. This type of recycling is relatively straightforward as there is a great deal of control over material type, consistency and almost zero contamination.
Post-consumer recycled plastic
This is plastic that has been made into a product which, once its intended purpose is fulfilled, has then been collected, cleaned, reprocessed and remade into something new. Products made from post-consumer plastic close the loop, diverting plastic products from the landfill site and instead allowing them to be recycled (in its truest sense) into something else. Unfortunately, it is not easy to recycle post-consumer plastic; there are economic implications (collection, cleaning, sorting, re-processing, distribution etc) as well as physical issues such as irregularity in colour and grade, and contamination.
uBin: the world’s first (and only!) post-consumer bin
We are delighted to announce that we have successfully managed these difficulties to bring this world first: a recycling bin made from plastic that was once yoghurt pots and margarine tubs in your own home!
Please note that due to colour availability and colour accuracy requirements we have had to manufacture the coloured insert from 100% post-process recycled plastic.