Amberol solve St Helena’s ‘mynah’ recycling issue

Amberol solve St Helena’s ‘mynah’ recycling issue

We like to think we can help solve most people’s rubbish and recycling problems with our sturdy litter bins. So, when the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena came to us looking for a way to improve recycling rates and tackle a problem with mynah birds, we were happy to come up with a bespoke solution.

A delegation from the Natural Resources Directorate of the St Helena Government (SHG) made the 10,000 mile round trip to visit the Amberol factory and see our products first hand – and to explain a rather specific issue.

Mike Durnford, SHG’s Environmental Risk Manager explained that scavenging mynah birds and flies are a common problem on the island due to the high humidity levels and air temperatures. So, the bins needed to be mynah–proof.

Not a problem - we simply developed a flip lid variation on our Olympic Recycling Dual Bin, thereby denying access to pests. The bins made the 5,000 mile journey to their new home at the end of 2016 and are now installed around the island’s capital Jamestown.

Amberol’s MD Patience Atkinson-Gregory commented: “Mynah birds aren’t commonly an issue for our customers here in the UK, but we were happy to make the modifications for our visitors from St Helena, just as we would for any other customer.”

Amberol products are well travelled with litter bins in places as far afield as Australia and self-watering planters found across Europe, India and America.

If you require a specific modification to any Amberol product, do contact us – we’ll be happy to help!

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