Return-It has installed a digital smart bin (DSB) at The Australian National University (ANU) in the ACT.
According to the “pioneer” in innovative recycling solutions, the new machine serves as an official collection point within the ACT Container Deposit Scheme (CDS), promoting an eco-conscious approach on campus.
“This project was a testament to persistence and dedicated teamwork – it really showed the truth in the saying that there’s no such thing as overnight success,” says Return-It.
“From concept design to prototype construction and overseas shipping amid the tail end of the Covid-19 pandemic, the path to this achievement was far from easy. Nevertheless, the Return-It team remained dedicated and determined in our efforts to introduce this one-of-a-kind solution to the recycling industry.”
The DSB is said to not only be an advanced recycling solution but also a means to support charitable causes. Donations can be made to charities selected by the ANU team, allowing students, faculty members, and campus visitors to contribute positively to society while helping preserve our environment.
“We extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone involved in this project for their unwavering commitment and tenacity,” says Return-It. “The valuable lessons learned throughout this journey will undoubtedly be instrumental in our future endeavours.”
The DSB, currently positioned in a high-traffic location within ANU, has been designed to bring a “sleek and modern touch” to container recycling. Its features include “cutting-edge” charopy technology to prevent contamination and a multi-media display for advertising and information dissemination.
It was officially launched on World Environment Day (5 June).