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Take part in the MIBIN Recycling Challenge

Community & Education Responsible Resource Use

Rubbish is a huge problem for our environment. Every week we dispose of around 3kg of rubbish, per person! The more we waste, the more natural resources we use and the more we increase pollution across our world. Did you know that about 10% of the world’s plastic ends up in the ocean? Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die every year from trying to eat these plastics which they mistake for food.

Recycling decreases the use of resources, reduces pollution, and reduces the amount of rubbish ending up in our oceans and in landfill sites. We need people to – REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE.

The Skills Service and PECT have teamed up with MIBIN Ltd who have created a new compartmentalised wheelie bin to try and overcome the problem of multiple bins and now we want to know what you think.


  • Your product must be made of sustainable materials
  • Use bright colours but make sure the materials are available and not too expensive
  • Think of a unique selling point (USP) such as sensors to notify people when it’s full, a sanitising method or something similar.
  • Consider ease of use – can a person with physical difficulties use it?

Download your entry pack and get creative. All entries will be judged by Bob O Connell – the Managing Director of MIBIN Ltd. The prize will be a factory tour to see the bins being made.