The many applications of shipping containers

27 May 2015 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

The upcycling of old shipping containers seems to be the in-thing at the moment. Some cool examples we know of are Hobo Food (pictured), a travelling smokehouse and grill that visits festivals and events across the UK in a glazed container on wheels, and Leeds theatre company Slung Low, who converted a couple of units into [...]

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The bin from the future

30 Apr 2015 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Did you ever watch The Jetsons when you were a kid, or indeed an adult? It was such an awesome show and, according to this Time Magazine archive, was promoted in its day as “a new family… who live one century in the future.” That was in 1962, so there’s still another forty-seven years to go [...]

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William Jackson Food Group Tree Project

30 Mar 2015 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

We heard about a brilliant project in Hull that’s being run by William Jackson Food Group. You might not be familiar with WJFG per se, but you may well have come across Aunt Bessie’s, Abel & Cole, MyFresh, Jackson’s Bakery and/or The Ferguson Fawsitt Arms, all of which are part of its family. The project is [...]

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Choosing the right bin for outside

31 Jan 2015 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Each day, our team helps households, businesses and organisations to make their waste management and recycling programmes as easy and effective as possible. We’re also committed to providing a huge range of products, a lowest price guarantee and bulk buy discounts, free shipping to all customers, and the option for schools, dentists, government sectors and [...]

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A green and happy workplace

31 Dec 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Most of us take recycling at home very seriously. We’re supplied bins for general rubbish, organic waste and mixed recyclables by the council, who also empty them for us from outside our homes on a regular basis. As a result, we make sure to make the most of them. But what about in the workplace? [...]

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Any old iron – Recycling metal

23 Nov 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Metal comes in all shapes and sizes, from scrap that used to be part of a building, to an empty Coca Cola can following your lunch break. Regardless of the type, we all need to make sure that metal is recycled as efficiently as possible. This can be achieved by knowing what to do with [...]

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Recycling is down to each of us!

18 Oct 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Why recycle?  If every household and workplace recycled everything it could, Britain would achieve a zero waste economy. Perhaps you already recycle plastic, glass and paper; you may have a compost caddy for unwanted food scraps, and there’s even a chance that you take old and broken electrical goods to a local waste management centre. [...]

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Back to school

17 Sep 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Pencil case? Check. Clean uniform? Check. Lunch money? Check. Thirst for knowledge and boundless enthusiasm? Er… we’ll come back to that. Mums and dads make sure that their kids are ready for school each day, but has the school made sure it can handle the mess? We don’t mean this in a bad way; kids [...]

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Wesco Spaceboy to Major Tom

25 Aug 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

We stock all sorts of bins: large and small, short and tall, metal and plastic, each one fantastic. But there’s one that truly is out of this world: the Wesco Spaceboy. This rocket-shaped bin will be the feature point of any kitchen, and whilst people fall quickly in love with the design, it doesn’t take [...]

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Living Symphonies

03 Aug 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Articles, Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

When we think about the reason behind recycling, the first thing that will probably pop into our minds is the everyday tree. (Put very basically, we need to recycle so that we use less trees.) This makes sense, because when it comes to both raw and manufactured materials, the process behind metals and plastics can [...]

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A green and happy hospital

16 Jul 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Hospitals are in a league of their own when it comes to sanitation and waste management: stringent rules and regulations, impeccably high standards of cleanliness, and environments constantly being sterilised by diligent members of staff. On top of that, you need plenty of bins; the type that won’t let you down when A&E is getting [...]

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P-p-p-pick up some litter!

30 Jun 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Is your neighbourhood a bit messy? Maybe things have just been a bit busier than usual, or you had a street party, or (and you’re allowed to say it) the students have just vacated the area for the summer and left it in a right old state! Well, have you ever thought about organising a [...]

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Make that footprint as small as possible

16 Jun 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of your activities, be it as an individual, a household, an organisation or a community. For example, if you walk practically everywhere, wash your clothes at 30 degrees and don’t use the central heating too often, your personal carbon footprint [...]

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It’s next to godliness

01 Jun 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Bin chit chat | Be the first to comment here.

We specialise in bins. (Duh!) But as a result we also hold cleanliness as a core value. Sometimes customers ask us for tips that go beyond bin hygiene, so we thought we’d share a few tips on how to keep your home as germ-free as possible, and they’re pretty easy to follow too!   Toilets [...]

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