Not many companies set up a whole new division to their business specifically to provide a rubbish service, but that’s exactly what we’ve done at Excel Vending.
The rubbish in question is single use plastic bottles and cans, a problem so severe that the Scottish Government stepped in to initiate a Deposit Return Scheme. Deposit Return Schemes will encourage and incentivise consumers to think about their plastic bottle and can disposal, but that’s all well and good, but need to have the equipment and infrastructure to enable it to happen. That’s where Excel Vending come in.
Envirovend is a special division of Excel Vending set up to install and manage Reverse Vending operations. Our state-of-the-art 360 reverse vending machines can collect, scan plastic bottles and cans and compact them to 90% of original volume ready for easy collection and recycling. Our expert team are already installing them in many public places such as Large Call Centres, Schools, Universities and Colleges
Universities and colleges have also been quick to adopt this environmental solution; under pressure to achieve exemplary levels of sustainability, they have recognised the massive consumption and mismanaged disposal of single use plastic. Not only does the reverse vending machine provide a solution, it can manage a flexible Deposit Return Scheme which incentivises students and staff. The vouchers issued by our machines can reward them directly or the can raise valuable funds for the university, college or selected charities.
We are particularly pleased when we install the machines in Schools Universities and Colleges; the Millennial and GenZ generations are highly social conscious individuals, so they adopt and embrace the technology from day one. All in all, it is potentially a massive win for any educational institution, they provide a workable solution to single use plastic and cans, whilst acknowledging and rewarding environmentally aware students.
We have fully operational Reverse Vending machines in our showroom in East Kilbride where we’ve entertained Cabinet Ministers, MSP’s, Environmentalists, BBC and print Press, all have left enthused by the expertise of our team and the technology that is changing habits across Scotland.
If you would like to find out the options for Reverse Vending, please call on 0845 60 40 111, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat through the options.
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