uBin Mini

Green Warehouse

Recycling Bins Made From Recycled Waste

Green Warehouse | Designing A Sustainable Recycling Bin | Consumer Product | User-Centred Design, Material Science, Testing, Design For Manufacture

The world’s first recycling bin made from 100% recycled post-consumer plastic.

Recycled Plastic


Easy Bag Removal

Designed For Longevity

The Journey

Realise Design were approached by Green Warehouse to help refine and deliver the vision for their sleekest bin yet.

Our integrated expertise for injection moulding and detailed development helped take the Ubin Mini to market whilst maintaining their high quality and user friendly requirements.

The Result? uBin Mini is a sleek and contemporary recycling bin made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic!

The Design Challenge

To design a modern recycling bin for offices that provided a range of improved features over traditional designs including easy bag removal, quick cleaning and personalisation. In addition to this were the challenges of using post-consumer recycled plastic which created a range of manufacturing challenges to overcome.

Our Design Solutions

We implemented subtle features into the uBin Mini to make it stand out from the competition. This included a venting system to make removing the liner a breeze and a deep overhanging lid to neatly hide ugly liners from view. This was brought together in a sleek and professional design ready for production.

The Delivery

Working closely with manufacturing partners we were able to produce the product in 100% recycled post-consumer plastic, an unprecedented environmental credential. With this creditial and the usability features we implemented the uBin Mini has been met with great commercial success, becoming a product leader for Green Warehouse.

Check out their website if you’re interested in picking one up and boosting environmental awareness in the office.

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