More Rewards at Queens Hospital Romford for Recycling with Reverse Vending “Green Machine”
Dennis Relojo, (member of public) was the winner of a NutriBullet for recycling at Queens Hospital “Green Machine”
With thanks to all – We are now into the sixth month of Queen’s Green Machine in use at Queen’s Hospital.
With this success, we are pleased to inform the 2nd winner of Recycle and Reward. Dennis Relojo (a member of public and a visiting patient) at Queen’s Hospital is the winner of NutriBullet following a draw on 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.
The next winner will win a £100 worth of Sodexo vouchers, valid in major high street shops. The draw will take place on Wednesday, 22nd June 2016.
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 was Gill Sullivan from Sodexo
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.
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 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.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo, installed their “Green Machine” over 6 months ago.
For further details please visit www.reVend.co.uk