A new reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine supplied by Reverse Vending Corporation is installed in the Main Entrance of Royal London Hospital.
The new Reverse Vending Recycling machine installed in the Main Entrance is giving staff, patients and visitors the opportunity to be rewarded for recycling.
The reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine issues a 10p drinks voucher for every drinks bottle or can deposited into the machine, this voucher can then be used in the hospitals 5th floor restaurant or the coffee shop in the main reception.
This reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine automatically recognises each participating used drink container using the latest material and shape recognition technology.
The reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine then segregates, compacts and stores the empty used drink cans and used drink bottles, giving the user a reward or a chance to donate to chosen charities.
The reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine, reduces the need for bin emptying and reduces waste volumes allowing for the products to be bailed and sold, leading to cost savings and carbon savings.
This machine can store up to 1,000 cans and 500 plastic bottles at once, that’s enough to completely fill the back of a London Taxi!
The machines sends an email when it is nearly full and needs emptying
Barts Health NHS Trust are leading the way
This will be the second Reverse Vending Machine (supplied by Reverse Vending Corporation) the organisation has installed – the first, at their Whipps Cross Hospital site has recycled so many plastic bottles that stacked end to end they would reach around the circumference of the London Eye.
Here is the Story about the Whipps Cross Hospital Machine >> Webpage
The reVend Reverse Vending Machine won a coveted Green Apple Award >> Webpage
Barts Health NHS Trust sends zero waste to landfill, and is constantly pushing boundaries in healthcare waste management. Working in partnership with Skanska, waste costs have been reduced by over £2 million over the last 3 years.
This has been achieved through a behavioural change and audit team who offer clinical waste segregation training to all staff, alongside the streamlining of collections. Our hard work has been externally recognised, with the trust being the first NHS Trust in the UK to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Waste.
Source of Original Story >> NHSSustainabilityday.com