Many people have started to separate waste at home and even in many public places it has become the norm. However, on the work floor it is not quite common to have separate bins for different types of waste. And this has to change, thinks Wesley de Bie, CEO of Dutch student startup MushBIN. The Ace Venture Lab alumnus raised €25K from Proof of Concept, and now another €40K from Takeoff HBO to make this change possible.
MushBIN, a bin like no other
What could be so special about a waste bin? De Bie explains: “The MushBIN has modular bins that can be composed to your liking, and all bins are made of 100% recycled plastic.” MushBIN gets the recycled plastic from Plastic Heroes, the number one organization for collecting and recycling plastic waste in the Netherlands. “In addition, we designed the MushBIN in a way that it makes the cleaners’ work easier. The bins do not have any sharp hooks that could tear out the garbage bags.”