Company wins award for bin retention system

Wednesday, 12 November, 2008

Cosset Industries won the Infrastructure Australia Green Award for its PlastiPole bin retention system, presented at an international trade expo at the Adelaide Showgrounds earlier this month.

Supported by the SA government's Office of Major Projects and Infrastructure, the Infrastructure Australia 2008 trade exhibition focused on products and services required for commercial, industrial and major projects. Cosset Industries exhibited in a specialised 'green' section of the expo, which featured sustainable products.

Released just three months ago, the PlastiPole body is made from 100% recycled plastic. Benefits of the Australian-made product include robust construction, maintenance-free components and a rust-free design.

The PlastiPole’s secure locking mechanism reduces the risk of vandalism and theft. Used to secure mobile garbage bins in public spaces, institutions and commercial facilities, it is designed with a fast release system for quick and easy emptying when unlocked.

Cosset Industries director Andrew Townsend said the bin retention system had enjoyed a great reception since its release in July.

“We sell it to local governments and every council that has been offered a trial has taken it up,” Townsend  said.

“Early adopters include Alexandrina Council, Mid Murray Council, Trinity College and the Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully councils. The attraction of the PlastiPole is that it offers a low-cost replacement for the rusting and often unsafe metal bin holders that are widely used. We have sold PlastiPole units in every mainland state in Australia so far as well as the ACT.” 

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