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RNIB praises tactile bin design

The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) has awarded Titan Environmentals range of tactile bins a product endorsement. Blind and partially sighted people can identify what each bin contains by using Braille markings and notches on the front lip. Titan said it is the first company in the waste and recycling industry to receive such an endorsement from the RNIB. RNIB senior business development manager Siobonne Brewster said: Dealing with household waste is an everyday task that most people take for granted. Working with RNIB has enabled Titan to incorporate expert opinions and practical feedback from end-users to further develop their bin lid design. We encourage manufacturers to design products that can be used by as many people as possible." South Kesteven District Council street scene service manager Garry Knighton has seen the benefits of the design, and added: The small adaptation to the conventional bin lid is a significant help to our blind and partially sighted residents.Being able to distinguish between the two bins enables all to actively take part in our recycling scheme. MGB Waste Systems/Titan Environmental business director Ian Bellamy said: With this range of bins we are providing a greater proportion of the public to proactively recycle their waste. This range is already used by several local authorities and it is assisting them in meeting Disability Discrimination Act legislation.

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