Rubbermaid re-engineers the bin to make light work for cleaners

12th of May 2016
Rubbermaid re-engineers the bin to make light work for cleaners

Rubbermaid claims its new bins are 80 per cent easier to empty than traditional waste receptacles.

This is because the bins have a vented interior design to facilitate the lifting out of filled bin liners.
"Our customers told us that removing heavy bin liners was an issue and we wanted to improve the experience for the user," said Rubbermaid's global brand activation director Bob Moffat. "By venting the bins we prevent air from becoming trapped inside the dispenser, making it harder to remove the filled waste sacks. This helps to prevent back problems among cleaners while also speeding up the refuse disposal process."

The company has equipped its stand with equipment that measures the pull force required for emptying a Slim Jim Vented bin. This reveals an 80 per cent reduction in the required pull force when compared with a traditional straight-sided container.

Also being launched on the Rubbermaid stand is the new Lumecel battery for use in washroom soap and air care dispensers.

"This uses a cell on top of the dispenser to harvest light from the washroom bulbs and store it in a rechargeable cell," said Richard Blagrove, UK business development manager.

"This ‘cold solar' system puts an end to the expense and inconvenience of having to buy and change batteries, along with the problems linked with disposing of them." Rubbermaid believes the patented technology behind Lumecel to be a world first and expects it to be particular popular in high footfall washrooms in hospitals and airports.


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