Author Archives: sobananapenguin

A fly in the ointment

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

What is fly-tipping? Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and it’s a massive nuisance. It was bad enough in the pre-90s era when recycling wasn’t really around, and now that the UK’s striving toward a zero waste economy it’s even more irritating. People do it because they’re too lazy to visit a waste and […]

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How clean’s your bin?

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

How far would you go to have a clean bin? Let us guess: you’d make sure that general waste, recycling and food scraps were separated, that the bins were emptied regularly, and maybe you’d even place some newspaper at the bottom of each one to soak up inevitable leaks. Some people go one step further […]

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Recycling is sky-high

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

Have you seen Back to the Future Part II? Of course you have, it’s a classic. A flying DeLorean that can travel through time and runs on everyday household waste rather than plutonium? Man, sign us up for a couple of those bad boys. The reason we ask is because the Green Sky project plans […]

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Put it out, right out!

07 Apr 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories ashtray, Bin chit chat, cigarette bin | Be the first to comment here.

“Hey, mate. Got a light?” We’ve just looked up the latest smoking statistics, and would you believe that there are 10 million adult smokers in the UK? That’s a sixth of the population huffing and puffing away, and most likely coughing and spluttering a bit too. However, we’re not here to preach about your personal […]

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Every scrap can feed a crop

26 Mar 2014 by sobananapenguin in categories Articles, Bin chit chat, compost bin, food bins, home recycling bins, household bins, kitchen bins, recycling bin, recycling bins in the home | Be the first to comment here.

Food has always been a commodity that few of us enjoy wasting. Aside from the likes of royals, nobles and aristocrats of centuries gone by, when having more than you could physically ingest was a status symbol, the throwing away of good grub is seen as extravagant, selfish and even ignorant. This is why there […]

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The Hoarder

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

Do you know a hoarder? Though the details can be quite unsavoury, it’s a topic that many people find fascinating. The very idea that someone would fill their home with all manner of unneeded objects (from broken TVs to empty milk bottles) seems strange, disturbing and possibly a little creepy to most of us, and […]

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Hull University Union Encourages Good Neighbours

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

Back in December 2013, Brittany Tomlinson, the Vice-President of Welfare and Community at Hull University Union, led a campaign called Don’t Be A Rubbish Neighbour. Though targeting students of Hull University, the campaign’s advice and tips are useful for anyone who owns a bin. There were three main points to the campaign: As a neighbour, […]

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Oscar the Grouch’s Top 5 External Bins

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

Okay, we’ll confess before we even begin: we have no connection to Sesame Street or any of the creations of Jim Henson. But you know what? If Oscar the Grouch were to check out our products, we reckon he’d recommend the following.   Hey there, Oscar here. Seeing how you’ve woken me up from my […]

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