The First in the UK – A newly designed and built reVend Reverse Vending Recycling “Recycle and Reward” Machine installed at Queens Hospital Romford

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.

There are over 100,000 Reverse Vending Machines installed around the World, this is the First one in Essex.

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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 an additional facilities option for staff, patients and visitors to encourage and incentivise for doing more recycling in the Hospital.

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Recycle and Reward

The initiative is brought in partnership with the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo. The rewards will vary to match the objectives and deliverables at the Trust.

First Reward

The first reward was a prize draw to win Fit-Bit sponsored by Sodexo to encourage Health and Well-being.

The first draw happened on 29th January 2016 and the winner is Gill Sullivan from Sodexo

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Gill Sullivan from Sodexo receiving her reward a Fit-bit and certificate presented by Neil Woodhouse from Sodexo – Costa Healthcare

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The first reward was a prize draw to win Fit-Bit sponsored by Sodexo to encourage Health and Well-being.

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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.

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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 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 machine will automatically dispense  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.

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By rewarding the recycler we know that we are able to increase recycling activity and awareness, whilst reducing litter.

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

State of the art Reverse Vending technology  compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

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.

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The machine will be officially launched by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo in the near future

 

The next winner will win a NutriBullet – to make delicious, nutrious smoothies with the nutrition extractor. The draw will take place on Thursday, 24th March 2016.

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For further details please visit www.reVend.co.uk

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The Trust has a strong commitment to be Sustainable in its operations and reduce its impact on the environment and enhance our patients and visitors experience.  To accomplish this, we work in conjunction with our contractors to deliver our Sustainability objectives by implementing various projects and initiatives.

This particular Queen’s Green Machine initiative will help with :

  • Highlighting an example of the Trust working in partnership with  partners such as Sodexo and achieving mutual objectives
  • Provide additional option/facilities for staff, patients and visitors to recycle more and reward for it.
  • Helps in increasing recycling rates (by avoiding some of the bottles/cans ending in clinical or food waste bins).
  • A good public image of the Trust and contractors in promoting Sustainability and helping the environment.
  • Wider benefits through various targeted rewards/prizes over the time.
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One Response to “The First in the UK – A newly designed and built reVend Reverse Vending Recycling “Recycle and Reward” Machine installed at Queens Hospital Romford”

  1. More rewards for recycling with Reverse Vending Corporation, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo | Reverse Vending News Says:

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