Archive for March, 2016

The First in the UK – The First to install a reVend® EC GDO Reverse Vending Recycling Machine in the UK

March 2, 2016

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo, have today received Awards for installing 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.

 

Today 2nd March 2016

Queen’s Green Machine – presentation from Reverse Vending Corporation to BHR NHS Trust and Sodexo

Left to right: John McMullan, Site Director | Alan Brownlie, Facilities Manager (retail) from Sodexo | and Hyder Mohammad, Sustainability Manager, | Peter Harris, Head of Estates | Michael Graves, Hard FM Manager from BHR NHS Trust

Left to right: John McMullan, Site Director | Alan Brownlie, Facilities Manager (retail) from Sodexo | and Hyder Mohammad, Sustainability Manager, | Peter Harris, Head of Estates | Michael Graves, Hard FM Manager from BHR NHS Trust

Reverse Vending Corporation presented awards today at Queens Hospital Ronford for the First reVend

The First to install a reVend® EC GDO Reverse Vending Recycling Machine

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 Reverse Vending Corporation, 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 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.

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  digital (smart) online signage screens around the Hospital.

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 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.

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

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo

 

 

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Get £2 off Ladda AA 00240585 or Ladda AAA 30240584 rechargeable batteries when you recycle any Light Bulb at IKEA Gateshead Light Bulb Reverse Vending Machine in March 2016

March 1, 2016

Get £2 off Ladda AA 00240585 or Ladda AAA 30240584 rechargeable batteries

When you recycle any Light Bulb at IKEA Gateshead  Light Bulb Machine in March 2016

Reverse Vending ® invented and designed the technology to enable the safe collection of CFL (mercury containing) Domestic Light Bulbs from IKEA customers. IKEA customers receive a reward for each light bulb recycled.

Reverse Vending ® invented and designed the technology to enable the safe collection of CFL (mercury containing) Domestic Light Bulbs from IKEA customers. IKEA customers receive a reward for each light bulb recycled.

 

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The battery is ready to use. You can use the battery for all kinds of products, such as MP3 players, cameras, toys, clocks and remote controls

The Light Bulb Reverse Vending Recycling Machines are sited in prominent positions for the Public to see the initiative in action as they need to be encouraged to improve recycling.

Low energy bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, we want to stop that going into people’s dustbins and landfill

This machine takes the bulb away and rewards the customer, the machine recognises that it is a light bulb

The recycler is guided through the simple process by an exciting touch screen menu, the user then receives a reward incentive voucher, automatically dispensed by the machine.

The touch screen enables the user to choose from a large selection of different rewards, the user may even choose to donate to charity.

The user may choose a voucher for Free Coffee or they may choose to donate 10 pence to one of the four Corporate Charities UNICEF ,WWF , Save The Children, The Woodland Trust

Donate to a charity or receive a free minilamp

Donate to a charity or receive an exciting offer

reVend worked closely with IKEA, conducting a 14 month pilot at IKEA Lakeside testing Customer interface, incentive rewards and technology.

IKEA and customer requirements were studied by reVend when using the new technology and compliance with Legislative Drivers.

reVend Light Bulb Recycling Machine
The reVend Light Bulb Reverse Vending Recycling machine was developed by reVend utilising existing proven reverse vending platforms with added new technologies including mercury fume extractors, soft drop mechanism and light bulb video recognition.

The Light Bulb Recognition Database is updated regularly.The machines are automatically updated via telemetry from anywhere in the world by authorised users.If a new light bulb is launched on the market, the database is updated automatically to all reVend light bulb recycling reverse vending machines around the world.

Recycle and Reward Recycle light bulbs

The recycling data of every light bulb received is transmitted to the secure central database via telemetry to enable for the first time real recovery and recycling statistics.
The Light Bulb Database is updated via telemetry to every machine, ensuring that ALL Light bulbs are accepted by the reVend machines.
The reVend machines automatically send a text and/or an email when the secure light bulb storage container is nearly full and needs to be emptied, therefore reducing journeys by the waste management company.

The reVend patented Light Bulb Recycling Reverse Vending Machine ensures that ALL Low Energy Light Bulbs are safely collected and safely stored, ready for recycling. read more

Safety is the main feature of this machine with an automated soft drop system to safely collect and lower the light bulbs into a special collection container and an onboard mercury fume extractor and mercury fume filter to remove any mercury fumes. read more

The reVend light bulb recycling machines automatically send a text or email when the secure light bulb storage container is nearly full and needs to be emptied.

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 http://www.light-bulb-recycling.co.uk/Light_Bulb_Recycling_Case_Study.html

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