Leafield Environmental has designed and custom-built a new anti-microbial, pedal operated recycling unit that complies with the strict cleanliness and infection control regulations of the health industry.
The new SteriBin, which was designed in association with FM provider MITIE, is made with a built-in anti-microbial additive, which provides an effective barrier against the growth of bacteria, moulds and fungi to minimise the spread of infection.
Leafield and MITIE worked closely with NHS Grampian and Lothian to draw up a list of essential criteria before designing the very first self-sanitising recycling bin. The SteriBin can collect up to three different waste streams such as landfill waste, mixed recyclables and food or clinical waste in a compact 90-litre unit.
Michael Taylor, MITIE – “We’re very proud to launch the ‘Anti-Microbial’ Envirobin with Leafield Environmental. This innovative bin is based on key requirements from our healthcare clients, combining an anti-microbial material with a “hands-free operation” design”
MITIE managing director, Michael Taylor, said: “We’re very proud to launch the ‘Anti-Microbial’ Envirobin with Leafield Environmental. This innovative bin is based on key requirements from our healthcare clients, combining an anti-microbial material with a “hands-free operation” design.”
The “Anti-Microbial” Envirobin is currently being rolled out across the NHS Grampian and the NHS Lothian estates, achieving total customer satisfaction with the NHS staff, the patients and the cleaning team.
Leafield’s managing director Phil Maddox said: “The health industry has struggled to get recycling programmes off the ground in the past because of the lack of suitable products available. Leafield’s design team stepped up to the challenge, working closely with MITIE, to build the Anti-Microbial Envirobin that is ideal for their client’s needs.
The new bin is also attracting attention as a popular recycling choice for other sectors concerned about maintaining high levels of cleanliness, such as food production and catering industries.