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Recycling in your offices, made simple and intuitive!

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Practical Guide to set up a recycling programme!


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Why does recycling matter? Waste is a big problem. Every year, billions of tonnes of household, office and school waste. Too much of this material is still being sent to landfill sites or being incinerated, when the best solution to reduce our environmental impact is to recycle and compost as much of our waste as possible.

“Recycling in the workplace plays a fundamental role in helping to solve our overall national waste problem”.

On average, each person throws away seven times their own body weight (about 500kg) in rubbish every year. Yet it has been estimated that up to 80% of the contents of our dustbins could be recycled or composted. The 2007/08 EU Waste Framework Directive, due to come into force in 2010, has set EU-wide targets for recycling 50% of household waste by 2020. There is also a requirement for separate collection and recycling of paper, glass, metals and plastic by 2015.

“Businesses can make significant cost savings and turn waste into a resource!”.

Recycling in the workplace plays a fundamental role in helping to solve our overall national waste problem. By doing so, businesses can make significant cost savings and turn waste into a resource. Currently in most workplaces, the real cost of waste is often between 5 and 20 times the cost of disposal, depending on the size of the company. Reducing the volume of waste sent to landfill and increasing the amount we recycle will not only contribute to a greener environment but it will also help businesses to economise.

Recycling in the workplace need not be a laborious task. It is a straightforward and manageable way to improve the environment as well as the running of a business. By cooperating, your workplace will help to make a real difference to the future.

Did you know? By using both sides of A4 paper, your workplace could save 4 500 € per year.


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Award Winning Concept How Rubbermaid helped Revolutionise Recycling at Leeds Metropolitan University Brian Bolton Campus Services Manager at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Three years ago Leeds Metropolitan University replaced a cardboard box-based paper and card recycling system with a new programme based on the use of Rubbermaid products. It chose Slim Jim and Untouchable plastic recycling bins and Glutton Recycling Stations with accompanying posters. It now recycles all types of materials instead of just paper and the recycling level has soared to 75%, with the university aiming to raise this to 90% within a further 18 months. “Rubbermaid bins are made of strong plastic and have a tremendous amount of longevity,” says Brian Bolton, Campus Services Manager at Leeds Metropolitan University. “Bins made of cheaper plastics often break easily and metal bins rust. We expect to be able to keep the Rubbermaid bins for decades.” The Rubbermaid solution has also helped Leeds Metropolitan University realise considerable savings. As well as eliminating the cost of new cardboard boxes every two weeks, the university is now recycling three times more materials. This has helped to cut the cost of disposing of the university’s general waste from £200,000 per year to just £80,000. Within one year of the Rubbermaid solution being implemented, Leeds Metropolitan University achieved first place in the rankings of the most environmentally friendly universities in the UK by People & Planet.

Practical guide to set up your recycling programme: ?

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1. Analyse Needs

2. Set Objectives

Every employee generates 75 kg of paper waste in a year

Possible examples: - paper

- plastic cups

- cardboard

- cans

- plastic bottles

- general waste

Identification of contractors who pick up recycling waste

Measure the volume of each single waste type

Negotiate with your contractors who pick up recycling waste

Define if recycling will be a profit centre

Track volume trends, track material trends

Measure these results against main objectives

Get buy-in from your management


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3. Choose Products and Implement Recycling

Choose appropriate recycling products

Identify key areas for recycling points and put up adequate signage

Contract with recycling contractors and define frequency

How can Rubbermaid Commercial Products help me recycle? Rubbermaid offers a wide range of products to help you actively manage and recycle your waste. This includes everything from desk side containers for paper recycling to complete indoor and outdoor recycling stations and mobile collection equipment for handling larger loads with ease.

Rubbermaid has the ideal solutions to help you set up a Recycling Programme.

Rubbermaid offers Sustainable Products Not only do our recycling solutions help you to increase recycling rates and reduce waste to landfill, they are designed and manufactured as sustainable products themselves, helping to further reduce overall environmental impact. ■ Quality and Durability: Longer lifespan products improve sustainability. Rubbermaid’s products are designed and tested to be of the highest quality and durability-Lower replacement costs.

■ Recyclable: Rubbermaid’s sustainable plastic, aluminium and steel products are engineered with the environment in mind. When a product does finally reach the end of its useful life, it is recyclable. ■ Recycled Content: Many of Rubbermaid’s sustainable plastic, aluminium and steel products have a significant recycled content. This lessens environmental impact by reducing the demand for raw materials.

Did you know?

Manufacturing, Sourcing and Packaging

Zero factory emissions on all Rubbermaid products made in U.S.A.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products has made a real and significant commitment to clean, sustainable manufacturing. We search the world over to find the best resources that will meet our stringent quality and environmental standards and continually strive to make our packaging more sustainable, using less material and a higher recycled and recyclable content.

100% of our Nonconforming product is reground and reuses.

Environmentally Responsible Products Post-Consumer Resin (PCR) content Rubbermaid offers a full line of recycling products that contain 30% post consumer recycled resin. ■ Environmental Stewardship – environmentally conscious recycling products enhance facilities’ sustainability. ■

Products made with PCR close the recycling loop by incorporating recycled material into new products!

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To find out more about what Rubbermaid does to be a sustainable company go to our website: http://rubbermaid.eu/about/profile/sustainability


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Solutions to achieve recycling Page 6

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Bottles General Waste Waste Sortation

Central station

Offices

At desk

Canteen

Waste Collection

Canteen / Cafeteria 3-4 Slim Jim containers 1 Cup’n Stack lid 1 Bottle lid 1 General Waste lid >> The ideal products next to your vending machines

Deskside recycling Soft wastebasket with saddle bin

Slim Jim containers With wide choice of lids

Central Stations 1-2 Glutton containers per open area >> Ideal for central waste sortation In open areas such as copier room, canteen, hallways

For your exterior: 1 Howard Classic with Bottle opening 1 Howard Classic for General Waste

... and to pick it all up: Triple Recycling Cart

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>> waste collection in smaller areas such as administration offices

>> waste collection for higher capacity = more productivity

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Central Stations

Glutton® Containers The 4-Stream and the 2-Stream Glutton® Waste and Recycling Stations provide a centralised collection of Waste. Ideal for your open areas such as hallways, copier room. The Glutton® Waste and Recycling Station includes removable Slim Jim® liners, a unifying lid frame with a variety of restrictive-opening tops, and both an iconic and icon and word label pack. All of these elements are provided together as one kit.

174L recycling station provides collection for up to 2 waste streams (87L each)

348L recycling station provides collection for up to 4 waste streams (87L each)

F Flexible Central Station to meet a variety of applications a ■ Select the appropriate restrictive-opening hole shape, bbased on the needs of the particular waste streams. ■ Intuitive stickers with icons for identification included. ■ Appearance of a dedicated, unified Recycling Station ddrives recycling participation and compliance. ■ Smooth surfaces and rounded corners for easier cleaning. c ■ Recycling station lid hinged in the middle for easy opening and won’t slide off unit. o

Element Recycling Station The highly aesthetic multi-stream station to build a successful recycling programme. ■ MULTIPLE stream SORTATION :1, 2, 3 and 4 waste stream configurations to meet the varying segmentation needs: general waste, bottles, cans, paper. ■ Ergonomic access : With front door for easy waste removal. ■ Bag holders: To avoid polyliner lifting.

Recommended Waste streams: Paper

Bottles/ Cans

General waste


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Offices

Deskside recyling A. Soft Wastebasket

A.

B. Saddle Bin

Efficient waste disposal. ■ Durable, will not rust, chip or peel.

■ Can be positioned inside or outside for effective recycling. ■ Available in green, black, grey, blue.

B.

Slim Jim® Containers Slim Jim® Venting Channels: ■ Patented venting channels reduce the pull force required to lift out full can liners. ■ Moulded base grips offer better control during emptying. ■ Four pull-through holes and can liner cinches eliminate knotting. ■ Exists in 60L and 87L.

Slim Jim® lids Available in different colours for effective waste separation and recycling

Paper Lid

Handle Top

Bottle/Cans Lid

Hinge Lid

Swing Lid

Recommended Waste streams: Paper

General waste

Bottles/ Cans

Swing lid and hinged lid for general waste


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Canteen / Cafeteria

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Cup’n Stack lid The ideal product next to your vending machines. Intuitive and productive solution dedicated to cup collection. The easiest and most efficient way to collect cups. • 750 Cup Capacity • High capacity reservoir for leftover liquid with Funnel Top • Sleek Design for tight spaces • Enhanced ergonomics for ease of emptying and cleaning • Easier to use, to keep clean, and faster to empty +500% more capacity (with stacking system versus without stacking system). ■ Fits our Slim Jim 87L (see detail under tab: Offices). ■ ■

For your exterior: Howard Classics Perforated Steel Design with a clean, modern appearance.

Rubbermaid has a wide range of decorative smoking management solutions, for more details go to: www.cataloguerubbermaid.com

Recycling lids: cans and general waste. Ideal for your outside areas. ■ Adjustable levelers provide stability. ■ Dual retainer bands secure poly bags. ■ Available in different colours to match every environment. ■ Rigid plastic liner offers easy maintenance. ■ ■

Recommended Waste streams: Plastic coffee cups

Glass

Bottles/ Cans

General waste


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Waste Collection

Triple Recycling Cart Improve productivity and help reduce labour costs with the Rubbermaid Collection solutions.

This high capacity cart enables multi-stream sortation for efficient, cost-effective waste collection. Cart carries 3 high-capacity vinyl bags. PVC lined, leak-proof vinyl bag with zippered front access makes waste removal easier (Bags sold separately). ■ Each bag holds up to 128.7L, reducing the frequency of trips to empty waste and improving productivity. ■ Compact footprint - only 56 cm wide for easy mobility inside tight spaces. ■ ■

MAXIMISE PRODUCTIVITY! The Triple Capacity Cart can be customised to suit your facility’s specific needs. Choose from a wide variety of high-capacity bags, storage options, and sortation accessories to create flexible solutions that support recycling and green cleaning.

MegaBRUTE® Mobile waste collector: larger capacity giving you higher productivity Easily manoeuvrable – Turns within its own axis and fits in tight environments. High capacity: 450 L. ■ 200 L metal polyliner retainer & usable with 87 L Slim Jim®. ■ Two outward opening doors allow access to contents. ■ Optional lid fully covers waste and supplies. ■ ■

Rear doors allow contents removal

Secure a cans liner and flips up for easy access to storage area


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Create a launch campaign / kick-off ASK FOR A STARTER KIT TO HELP YOU!!

4. Training

Success of recycling on site is based on : ■

Clearly communicating about your recycling programme

Putting intuitive stickers and posters up at recycling points

Creating awareness across the site, with awareness posters for encouragement

Training cleaners to ensure they are fully engaged in the recycling programme

How did Brian Bolton kick off their recycling programme? How Rubbermaid helped Revolutionise Recycling at Leeds Metropolitan University Brian Bolton Campus Services Manager at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Implementing a Campaign to Boost Recycling Levels

In order to improve the recycling level on campus, Leeds Metropolitan University implemented a communications campaign to raise awareness of the importance of recycling amongst the student body. The campaign involved prominently hanging posters all over the campus and distributing leaflets in the university’s main reception areas that displayed images of the new Rubbermaid recycling bins, making the students aware of the newly revamped recycling programme. The posters and leaflets also clearly indicated which materials could be recycled and which ones could not be, showing images of glass, plastic and aluminium materials inside a large ‘yes’ circle and images of potentially hazardous materials inside a large ‘no’ cross. This is often a source of confusion for students and staff so properly communicating what (and how) to recycle is very important.

Leeds Metropolitan University also went to speak directly with the students and staff, using several major campus-wide activities to further spread the recycling message. The university has a ‘freshers festival’ at the beginning of each academic year in order to orientate new students to university life. It took advantage of this well-attended event to set up a stand and inform the students about the recycling programme. There is also a ‘staff development festival’ held later in the year, providing the university with another ideal opportunity to communicate in person as well, this time to the university staff. In order to attract as much attention as possible to its stand and to transmit the recycling message most effectively, the university implemented some creative ideas: It organized quiz competitions on the stands, complete with prizes, regarding what could and could not go into the recycle bins. This not only made it fun but also helped the students and staff better understand the recycling process.

“At Leeds Metropolitan University we’ve made a major effort to promote the recycling programme to both students and staff,” says Brian Bolton. “This is key to a successful campaign, and I would highly recommend similar outreach tactics to other universities or schools desiring to boost recycling on campus. I would also recommend using Rubbermaid solutions since their design – including the various shaped lid apertures – make it very clear and easy to understand what should be recycled and where, greatly facilitating the communications process.”


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Purchase your recycling bins from Rubbermaid and ask for OUR RECYCLING STARTER KIT to help set up your programme. Use our posters to guide and encourage recycling in your office.

Incentive Posters 1 ton of recycled plastic saves enough fuel to refill your car 30 times.

Recycling paper helps save trees, 1 ton of recycled paper saves up to 17 trees.

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Designation

Material

Dimensions (cm)

Capacity

256R

Recycling Center Glutton

Polypropylene

134.6 x 61 x 90.2

348 L

256T-73

Recycling Center 1/2 Glutton

Polypropylene

64,5 x 61 x 90.2

174 L

3486037

Element Recycling Station - 1-stream Waste

Powder Coated Steel

36.0 x 44.5 x 94.0

95 L

3486038

Element Recycling Station - 2-stream Paper/Waste

Powder Coated Steel

62.0 x 42.0 x 92.5

105 L

3486039

Element Recycling Station - 2-stream Waste/Bottles-Cans Powder Coated Steel

62.0 x 42.0 x 92.5

105 L

3486040

Element Recycling Station - 2-stream Paper/Bottles-Cans Powder Coated Steel

62.0 x 42.0 x 92.5

105 L

3486041

Element Recycling Station - 3-stream Paper/Waste/Bottles-Cans Powder Coated Steel

98.0 x 44.5 x 94.0

200 L

3486042

Element Recycling Station - 4-stream Paper/Bottle/Waste/Cans Powder Coated Steel

123.5 x 47.5 x 94.5

266 L

Offices

Colours

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Ref

Designation

Material

Dimensions (cm)

Capacity

2950

Saddle Bin fits 2956, 2957

Polyethylene

26.5 x 12 x 29.5

4.5 L

2952

Rectangular Wastebasket

Polyethylene

25 x 17 x 25.7

7.7 L

2955

Rectangular Wastebasket

Polyethylene

28.9 x 21 x 30.8

12.9 L

2956

Rectangular Wastebasket

Polyethylene

36.5 x 26 x 38

26.6 L

2957

Rectangular Wastebasket

Polyethylene

38.7 x 27.9 x 50.5

39 L

3541

Slim Jim Container

Polyethylene

58.7 x 27.9 x 63

60 L

3540-07

Slim Jim® with Venting Channels

Polyethylene

55.8 x 27,9 x 76,2

87 L

3540-60

Slim Jim® with Venting Channels

Polyethylene

55.8 x 27.9 x 76.2

87 L

2673-60

Swing Lid fits all Slim Jim®

High impact styrene

52.3 x 29.4 x 12.7

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2674-00

Hinge Lid fits all Slim Jim

Polypropylene

55.6 x 34.1 x 3.1

-

3540

Slim Jim® Container

Polyethylene

50.8 x 27.9 x 76.2

87 L

2688-88

Handle Top for 3540, 3541

Polypropylene

51.8 x 29 x 12.1

-

2692-88

Bottle Lid for 3540, 3541

Polypropylene

51.8 x 29 x 12.1

-

2703-88

Paper Lid for 3540, 3541

Polypropylene

51.8 x 29 x 12.1

-

Canteen/ Cafeteria

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Ref

Designation

Material

Dimensions (cm)

Capacity

256R

Recycling Center Glutton

Polypropylene

134.6 x 61 x 90.2

348 L

256T

Recycling Center 1/2 Glutton

Polypropylene

64.5 x 61 x 90.2

174 L

2705

Cup’n Stack lid for 3540

Polypropylene

52 x 30 x 10

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S3EG

Howard Classics Bottle Lid

Powder coated

Ø 45.7 x 90.1

95 L

S3ET

Howard Classics Funnel Top

Powder coated

Ø 45.7 x 90.1

95 L

S3SST

Howard Classics Funnel Top

Stainless steel

Ø 45.7 x 90.1

95 L

Waste Collection

Colours

Colours

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Ref

Designation

Material

Dimensions (cm)

Capacity

9W71

Mega BRUTE® Mobile Waste Collector 1 pack

Structural web HDPE

133 x 70 x 108

450 L

9W72

Mega BRUTE® Mobile Waste Collector Lid

Structural web HDPE

125 x 76 x 26

-

9T92

Triple Capacity Cart

Polypropylene/Aluminium 131.4 x 55.9 x 111.8

6179

Waste Cover & Storage Compartment

Polypropylene

44.8 x 31.8 x 6

-

9T80

Vinyl bag

PVC

83.8 x 26.7 x 44.5

129 L

9T81

Compact Fabric Replacement Bag

PVC

83.8 x 26.7 x 44.5

129 L

9T82

Disinfecting Caddies

Polypropylene

19.1 x 35.6 x 20.3

-

9T89

Triple Waste Bag Holder

Steel/NA

31.8 x 7.6 x 0.3

-

9T90

Pocket Fabric Organiser

Polyester

66.0 x 50.2 x 3.8

-

9T93-01

Recycling Bags Set

PVC

44.4 x 26.7 x 83.8

129 L/bag

9T93-00

Recycling Bag for Triple Cart

PVC

44.4 x 26.7 x 83.8

129 L/bag

Colours

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