Eco-friendly summer sightseeing
Seeing the sights in summer can be thirsty work, so here at Amberol we are pleased to be able to help tourists dispose of litter and recycle on the go using our wide range of bins available across London (and elsewhere across the UK).
The Olympic Dual Bin
The Amberol Olympic Dual Bin is a common sight in the Westminster area of London. We were privileged to work with the City of Westminster council to develop this bin to reduce litter in one of the busiest places in the UK in terms of footfall. With its 180 litre capacity, two apertures and two internal liners, the Olympic Dual Bin effectively meets the growing need for waste separation at source.
Phil Robinson, Supplier Relationship Manager (Waste and Recycling) for City of Westminster said, “Amberol developed the Olympic Dual Bin to support our recycling ‘On the Go’ initiative. The bin has brought a noticeable improvement to street cleanliness standards. Each of the Olympic Dual Bins in the four square miles of Westminster is emptied 25 times a day! We have been able to substantially increase the amount of rubbish we are able to recycle.”
Some more great ideas to help improve recycling and reduce landfill:
Ditching the plastic
Not only are they bad for the environment, plastic bottles soon warm up on a hot day in the city, with the resulting tepid liquid doing very little to help us feel refreshed. So why not go one better than recycling by stopping using plastic bottles altogether? Leak-free reusable bottles, such as Chilly’s Bottles are great for the environment and have the added bonus of keeping drinks cold, or warm if you wish for up to 12 hours. When choosing your reusable bottle, make sure it’s leak-free and light enough to carry around with you or you will soon revert to old habits with single use plastic.
In Australia, public water fountains are widely available, meaning people can make filling up at their nearest fountain part of their daily routine. In the UK, free, fresh drinking water is not so readily available, however the tide is starting to turn. Many coffee shops have tap water available for customers to drink. However an initiative backed by Water UK is taking this one step further, with passers-by welcome to refill their water bottle at any business displaying a Refill sticker in its window. The Refill app tells people where their nearest Refill station is and high street giants Whitbread, Premier Inn and Costa Coffee have all signed up to the scheme.