Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo, have installed an innovative reverse vending recycling machine for the collection and recycling of used PET Plastic drink bottles and used Drink cans at Queens Hospital Romford.
The unique recycling machine was designed and built following months of research and teamwork to enable the Queens Hospital to capture and recycle used drink containers used “On the Go” at Queens Hospital.
This is the “FIRST” of this model recycling machine of its type and has been jointly designed by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo.
The machine was developed by Reverse Vending Corporation.
Reverse Vending is “proven” technology which has been used for over five decades, these fifth Generation Reverse Vending Machines are able to automate the recovery and recycling of thousands of used beverage containers each week.
Recycle and Reward
The machine will automate the collection of used beverage containers (used Plastic drink bottles and used drink cans) and reward the recycler with a reward voucher.
The reward offering will be changed throughout the year to keep the recycler interested and motivated, the latest reward offering will be displayed on the large 32” built in digital (smart) online signage screen on the machine.
By rewarding the recycler we know that we are able to increase recycling activity and awareness, whilst reducing litter.
Reduction in Waste Costs
The reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed at Queens Hospital uses state of the art Reverse Vending technology and even compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling
With a large storage capacity and compaction of the items, the machine requires less emptying, reducing staff time as waste volume and quantity is reduced in other onsite bins. When the machine is full, the machine sends email alerts allowing for the resources to be collected and stored on site until a large enough quantity is collected. Installing one Reverse Vending Machine has the equivalent C02 saving of taking 2,000 cars off the road.
Queens Hospital is the first to install this unique reverse vending recycling machine in the UK. Customers who recycle their used drink cans and drink plastic bottles will automatically receive a reward voucher from the recycling machine to use in-store.
The new range of recycling machines will help increase national recycling amounts and assist companies and organisations comply with their recycling targets and environmental recycling obligations.
The machine will be officially launched by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo in the near future
For further details please visit www.reVend.co.uk