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Recycling on the go

Waste management and street furniture company Otto UK will be exhibiting at the Cityscape exhibition on 26 – 28 February.

The exhibition at Earl's Court, London, promises a fresh perspective in urban design and the public realm, and amongst other products, will be exhibiting their street recycling banks.

Backing up a Government initiative to make discarding waste easier, Otto launched a recycling bank for use in streets across the UK, which first appeared at the Recycling and Waste Management Show in September 2007.

The aim is to site mini-recycling banks next to regular litter bins in streets, shopping centres, leisure centres and other public areas.

The Otto bank has four compartments in which there's a 140 litre capacity wheeled bin in each. Using wheeled containers means that waste collection crews can quickly and easily empty the bins on their normal routes.

The rear of the bank is made from one panel which can be adapted to have additional openings for busier areas.

Recent research shows that 92% of people do recycle to some extent, and nearly 70% would do more if it was more convenient to do so.

“On the continent waste banks are more the norm – bins are never far away in streets in Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris or Munich,” says Otto Sales Director Nina Stanfield.

“There have been initiatives in a number of in larger cities in England. In London, for example, nine 'commuter bins' have been placed at busy stations throughout the cities, mainly for discarding newspapers,” she added.

The Otto product portfolio includes bins suitable for household, commercial, clinical, industrial, recycled and organic applications, with volumes ranging from 5 litres to 5m3.

In addition, a number of traditional litter bins have been developed for public areas to complement the existing container ranges, providing both urban and rural area solutions.

All Otto's waste container products are fully compatible with the collection and logistic solutions offered through its' sister company, HN Logistic Systems, providing customers with an integrated approach to their waste management needs.

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