Clean Cube, the solar powered compacting bin

Clean Cube, the solar powered compacting bin

Waste management has never been smarter From harnessing the sun’s energy to generating an income stream, the latest product launch from ESE World Ltd offers both public and private sectors an intelligent solution to waste management for densely populated areas. Clean Cube is a smart waste compacting bin which houses a standard wheelie bin and is powered by solar energy, it is available exclusively through ESE, Europe’s leading manufacturer of temporary storage solutions for waste and recycling materials. Clean Cube’s built-in sensor detects when the bin is full and swiftly compacts the contents, allowing it to hold up to eight times more rubbish, increasing the bin capacity by up to 700%, considerably reducing overflow and reducing waste collection by up to 85%. Intuitive linked software means Clean Cube bins are easy to manage and maintain, the software sends an alert when it reaches its capacity, reducing the need for manual handling and a helpful tool for planning route optimisation. Powered by solar energy, the bins can be installed anywhere that sufficient natural light is available, making them ideal for high traffic areas such as transport hubs, leisure amenities and attractions and shopping centres. In addition, Clean Cube has the ability to generate an income stream, its backlit LED or plain panel can be used for advertising placement, which gives owners an opportunity to target ideal local businesses and organisations. “We are very pleased to add Clean Cube to our product offering,” said Dave Hughes, MD of ESE World Ltd. “This bin offers a multitude of benefits, by harnessing a natural resource and utilising digital technology it will help to streamline and...
Ugly clutter? There’s no need for it.

Ugly clutter? There’s no need for it.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles reinforced his commitment to tackle the ‘scourge of bin blight’ by calling on the housing industry to provide more space for waste and recycling containers. (writes ESE World UK Managing Director Dave Hughes) Too many streets are dominated by the ugly clutter of unsightly bins, which ruin the look of families’ homes and gardens, he says. And the NHBC Foundation’s recently published report says that new ways of tackling the scourge of ‘bin blight’ must be found. Doing nothing is not an option. If we do nothing we’ll still be having this debate in 10, 20 and 30 years, by which time we might be climbing over wheelie bins and boxes to get in and out of our homes. But is providing more space the answer? Just by asking developers to allow for a growing range of bins and boxes, are we going to tackle the problem in the long term? No. We need new ways – solutions that are economically viable and sustainable, and, importantly, that are tried and tested. Let’s look at the first, perhaps most obvious solution. A bigger bin, slightly larger than the norm, which includes four compartments. Each household has at least one but no more than two. That’s a total of eight compartments per household for organic waste, paper, cardboard, plastics, coloured glass, clear glass, metals and residual waste. But if you need to you can hang another small box on the side; in fact on both sides of both bins. That’s now 12 compartments or small boxes in all, which would seem to go a long way to...
Dinova: robust but elegant in most environments

Dinova: robust but elegant in most environments

The ESE World Dinova is a public space litter bin robust enough for use in most environments. With an elegant, contemporary design, the plastic post-mounted Dinova is unobtrusive in outline and appearance. Easy to empty, it also boasts a surface that discourages graffiti and fly posters. The 50 litre bin is available in four colours and features a hood and ashtray conforming to modern street-scene requirements, and bag holder for easy emptying. It weighs just 4.5kg. It’s one of an extensive range of bins and containers suitable for street-scene, parks and leisure areas, commercial, clinical, office and industrial applications. The ESE World range covers volumes from five litres to...
Icon: the stand out and stylish bin

Icon: the stand out and stylish bin

The ESE Icon is a free-standing hooded litter bin that brings a modern twist to a classical looks. Its contrasting hood supports give the Icon a unique feel that compliments any surrounding. There are four bolt down fixing points and the 100-litre capacity Icon bin can be coloured so as to either blend in or stand out in its surroundings. Made from pre-galvanised 2mm steel which is then powder coated, the bin weighs only 40Kgs and is extremely durable, vandal resistant, and capable of coping with the ‘tough knocks’ of the street scene environment, as well as standing up to weather extremes. The integrated ashtray and hood conforms to modern street-scene requirements. The bin also features an ashtray hood and options include a slam lock and logo...
ESE World MD Dave Hughes on longevity and myths 

ESE World MD Dave Hughes on longevity and myths 

I’m a convert. They say converts can become somewhat evangelical about their cause. Well, we’ve produced plastic containers that are in use all over the UK and Europe. Some have been in service – without repair or modification – for 17 years. That’s a good reason to take sides especially when I read some claims made on websites in the UK. For example: “The durability of our metal waste and recycling containers ensures they’ll stand the test of time. All in all, they offer demonstrably superior whole life value against alternative metal bins and, unlike plastic equivalents they won’t need frequent replacement because of fire loss or irreparable damage (typically 30% better over a 10 year comparison).” “Our waste and recycling containers are the most durable… and, unlike their plastic equivalents, you won’t suffer the cost and inconvenience of loss to fire or irreparable damage.” I’ve not set out to rubbish metal containers or metal container manufacturers; far from it. They produce good quality products. My aim is to dispel a myth because there’s room and reason for both in the marketplace, and it’s just not the case that metal containers are superior to plastic. I have worked in the waste industry for more than 30 years and operated both municipal contracts collecting trade refuse and C&I collection depots. I used to specify metal containers rather than plastic. Why? Because there was a perception they lasted longer because the fronts didn’t bow or crack, the lifting lugs didn’t break off and, if the bin was fire damaged, a plastic container would just be a molten blob on the ground....