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New bins for Bristol

Two-hundred-thousand recycling boxes and 68,000 food caddies will be manufactured for Bristol’s new recycling scheme.

The boxes and caddies will be made by environmental products firm Straight and supplied to May Gurney, which was recently awarded the £900,000 Bristol waste contract.

The new recycling scheme is expected to save Bristol City Council around £2.5m per year and will begin before Christmas. The scheme will introduce weekly mixed plastic kerbside collections to all households in Bristol - in addition to current collections - by next July.

Straight will manufacture the boxes and specialist food waste caddies from recycled plastic in its recently acquired factory in Hull.

Chief executive Jonathan Straight said: “The fact that this is the 21st contract they have won speaks for itself. It is also great that we are continuing our work in Bristol, which commenced around 20 years ago.”

Straight’s kerbside box and food caddy ranges have been awarded a Carbon Reduction Label which highlights products which are “working to reduce their carbon footprints”.

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