Coral Products (Mouldings), based in Haydock, Merseyside, has launched a new Multi Box Recycling System (MBRS).
Developed with support from St Helens Council, the injection-moulded boxes feature an interlocking feature as part of an aesthetic design, meaning they take up minimal space in the home or office.
The interchangeable format is intended to better support the sorting requirements of individual county councils.
The boxes are easily identifiable as to which material they are intended to collect, meeting the standards set by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
Other features include wheels and a handle, making them easy to manoeuvre. With a curved exterior design, there are no sharp edges. Additionally, the boxes can be stored inside or outside.
Mick Wood, CEO of Coral Products, said: “After many months in design and development we are now delighted to be able to offer the solution to easily collect and sort household recyclable products. There is simply nothing in the market that has the ability to change the way [separating recyclables] takes place at a consumer level and we are delighted that St Helens Council has partnered with us to bring it to market.”
Other features of the MBRS product include a weighted base. This is said to help reduce the chance of the boxes being blown over in bad weather, reducing related clean up.
Councillor Lynn Clarke, St Helens Council’s cabinet member for Environmental Services, said: “Separated recycling remains the best way to recycle as the [individual] council doesn’t then have to pay for it to be separated and it is easier to be reused in the UK, meaning we are all doing our bit to look after the environment.
“However, it’s clear that we can provide a better solution for our residents, which we believe we’ve found with these innovative containers.”