ESE Awarded The Blue Angel Ecolabel

ESE Awarded The Blue Angel Ecolabel

As promised in our last post about our unique “Split Lid” for 4-wheeled containers, here’s this month’s second piece of news which reflects ESE World’s position as experts and leaders in the world of sustainable waste management services and solutions. On 23rd of May 2016, ESE was awarded the internationally acknowledged ecolabel, The Blue Angel. The environmental standards mark is the only independent label – worldwide – used to measure the eco-friendliness of plastic bins for waste and recyclables. Intended for the protection of people and the environment, it sets very exacting standards and has proven itself, over more than 35 years, as a guide for selecting environmentally-friendly products. The bar for the award of The Blue Angel is set very high. The container has to be made from at least 80% Recycled Plastics and the material has to be certified according to EuCertPlast criteria – this means the origin of the material and the whole supply chain need to be traceable. Furthermore, the production site and processes have to be certified by an independent accredited institution. Thanks to the excellent teamwork of colleagues across multiple departments, we successfully installed the necessary processes and fulfilled all requirements. Given that new public procurement law (based on EU regulations) requires more sustainable procurement from the public sector and that The Blue Angel ecolabel is explicitly mentioned in relation to decision criterion, this achievement gives us a real edge over our competitors; ESE stands alone in being able to offer the mark for bins for waste and recyclables. Watch a short film about The Blue Angel here. > https://youtu.be/UJ9XtDOfUCM The Blue Angel...
Unique “Split Lid” for 4-wheeled containers

Unique “Split Lid” for 4-wheeled containers

Our product development team have been busy! This is the first of two pieces of news we’re able to share with you this month which reflect ESE World’s position as experts and leaders in the world of sustainable waste management services and solutions. Our 80 years’ experience and knowledge of markets and our customers’ needs really is second to none.  It’s that understanding, along with our commitment to both resource and product efficiency, which results in continuous enhancements to our product range. New ideas are always tested for feasibility with regard to products and processes. Concepts are drawn up, samples produced, computer simulations reconstruct product use scenarios… we think of everything!  So when a product is ready for release, we know it’ll deliver exactly what’s required, brilliantly, in full compliance with sustainability and environmental requirements. This week, at #IFAT2016 in Munich, we unveiled our new (and unique) SPLIT LID for the 1100 litre 4-wheel container. We’ve taken the lid-in-lid concept and re-engineered it to pretty much eradicate the risk of damage to lids and hinges which exists with all other products on the market. In practical use, the lids of 1100 litre containers frequently collide with the compression mechanism of collection vehicles. Residual waste in the hopper can also come into contact with lids. The consequence is often damage to lids and hinges. The Split Lid, with its flexible front element which can hinge in either direction, is at a significant advantage here: it simply gives way, in either direction! Fracture of the lid or damage to the body hinge is practically impossible. This video shows how. As well as reduced maintenance costs then, the risk of accidents due to damaged bins is also significantly reduced. Other benefits...