Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst launch new recycling schemes

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, a world-leading not-for-profit science park located in Hertfordshire has significantly improved their waste management practices using recycling bins by Leafield Environmental.

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst was formed through the collaboration between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), GlaxoSmithKline, Wellcome and Innovate UK.

Leafield Environmental has been working with Sam Atack, Facilities and Estate Manager at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst and he said:

“We wanted to improve our waste stream provision and separation in communal spaces and office areas in three buildings on campus. Having been impressed with the robust quality of Leafield’s recycling bins previously, we wanted to use the multi-waste bins to collect more waste materials at source of collection more effectively, reducing contaminated waste that couldn’t be recycled.”

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst has used a variety of Leafield’s recycling bins when selecting the litre capacity and apertures depending on their setting. They used Leafield’s best-selling multi-waste Meridian recycling bins to start collecting food waste separately to mixed recycling and general waste, to keep recyclable items dry. In smaller areas, they used Leafield’s Envirobin 100 recycling bins to collect mixed recycling and general waste. Leafield’s battery bins were placed by the Meridian and Envirobin 100 recycling bins to provide multiple recycling options in one place. All Leafield’s recycling bins come with signage and labels as standard, so the user can identify the waste material to be collected clearly to reduce confusion and contamination.

Sam Atack concluded: “We are very impressed with both the quality and durability of the new recycling bins. The new food waste stream is being well used which has been great news, to ensure recyclable items are dry for recycling. We look forward to working with Leafield Environmental in the future who do a great job making durable recycling bins that can support us on our sustainable journey here at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst.”

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