Waste bins for sorting — CO2-saving waste solutions
Waste bins for sorting waste. To follow is a selection of our smart and functional refuse containers with a little extra design flair. Sorting bins and waste bins for sorting waste in canteens, production facilities, housing associations, etc. Our bins/sorting bins for waste sorting are designed with a holistic approach and an eye for detail, circular economy and high ease of use for users and cleaning staff. waste bins are available in different types and sizes according to waste sorting requirements.
Apart from bins for food waste, residual waste, paper, cardboard, plastic, etc., waste bins can be designed specifically for your business upon request.
Waste sorting is good for the environment
Sorting our waste by using bins and containers makes really good sense.
In fact, our waste contains many different good things, and when we sort it using sorting bins and bag stands, the materials reclaimed can be recycled over and over again.
If we don’t sort our waste — for example, by using a holder for refuse bags — and just mix it all together, it all goes to incineration which means that valuable materials literally go up in smoke. That’s why it’s good to sort waste and there are many environmental benefits from doing so. The more we recycle, the more we cut CO2 emissions and air pollution with hazardous particles and thus less contamination of the environment.
Did you know that if everyone in Denmark sorted all their household waste by using sorting bins, rather than sending it for incineration, the environment would be spared 589,000 tons of CO2 emissions every year. That’s equal to the total CO2 emissions of 70,000 people in Denmark — or the CO2 emissions from burning more than 200,000 tonnes of coal.
When a household sorts all its household waste for recycling rather than sending it for incineration, it provides an energy saving equivalent to its entire energy consumption for its washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. For every 1 kg of plastic waste recycled rather than sent for incineration, we save energy equivalent to an average household’s standby consumption for all electrical appliances for 14 days.
The common Pictogram System
To facilitate waste sorting, we recommend using stickers from the Common Pictogram system developed by the Danish Waste Association, KL (Local Government Denmark) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency. The common waste system and pictogram system consist of a number of symbols used in the context of waste sorting, and help make it easier for the public and businesses to sort their waste.
The Common Pictogram system consists of a total of 91 pictograms, which can be used by municipalities, organisations, private individuals and businesses.
The voluntary Common Pictogram system for waste sorting has been developed in collaboration with thousands of members of the public and waste experts. It can be used for labelling refuse containers, waste bins and refuse bag stands for households, as well as for signs at recycling stations.
The system combines the best of existing systems from around the country. It was developed on the basis of comprehensive mapping, as well as numerous meetings, workshops, interviews and questionnaire surveys in which the public and waste workers from municipalities and waste companies have participated.