Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycler of the Year 2012 Finalist
IKEA and Reverse Vending Corporation are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in this year’s National Recycling Awards 2012.
Entrants for the National Recycling Awards needed to demonstrate an effective environment strategy, tangible recycling improvement, innovative and creative solutions and a strong business case to justify their application
To help improve the global environment through recycling, RVC developed the reVend® light bulb reverse vending recycling machine utilising proven existing reverse vending recycling platforms with new unique technologies added.
The reVend recycling machine is the FIRST Light Bulb Reverse Vending Recycling machine in the World.
The National Recycling Awards recognise excellence in all parts of the waste hierarchy and in all sections of the industry, with awards ranging from ‘waste minimisation’ to ‘best recycled product’, and everything in between.
The recycling and waste management industry has made significant progress over the years, moving recycling from a marginal issue right into the mainstream.
Households and businesses up and down the country and the Government now recognise that recycling is crucial for the environment, for sustainability and for the economy. The recent waste review once again underlined the UK Coalition Government commitment to supporting and boosting recycling, energy from waste and waste reduction.
IKEA, Sweden, the world renown and leading international retail corporation is fully committed to increasing its used light bulb and domestic battery recycling rates and has worked closely with RVC on the development of this new recycling technology.
It has already installed the light bulb recycling machine in its Wembley, Lakeside, Wednesbury stores prior to a national UK roll-out. RVC will also be installing its unique light bulb recycling machine technology in IKEA stores throughout Europe starting with Germany and Denmark.
RVC believes that its unique light bulb and domestic battery reverse vending recycling technology will make a significant contribution to achieving these national objectives.
International distributors for this unique recycling technology are needed and RVC would be pleased to hear from interested parties.