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Gumdrop bins Southend-on-sea cleaning up Southend

Gumdrop bins

Ever noticed them horrible white, random splodges on our pavements when you’re walking? ever had someones piece gum stuck to the bottom of your shoes? The creators of the new Gumdrop bin have created little pods that can be plotted around anywhere to help our sticky situation.

New Gumdrop bins have been plotted around Southend high street and along Southend seafront. The little pink bins are attached to lamp post around Southend to try and prevent people from chucking them on the floor and ending up on the bottom of your shoe!

Why should I use Gumdrop bins?

Gumdrop bins are there to help in reducing the growing problems with our environment. Even if you put your gum in the bin it may be better than dropping it on the floor but it  doesn’t get recycled it only ends up in landfill. Dropping your gum in a gumdrop bin will make a huge difference towards the environment.  Gumdrop has proven to decrease the little of chewing gum by 46% in the first 12 weeks of use, which will save £18000 per year on cleaning bills.

How do Gumdrops work?

Instead of dropping your gum on the floor or in a bin drop it into a gumdrop bin, there are plenty plotted around Southend, when doing this the gum then gets recycled into another gum drop! so once the gumdrop bin is filled up it is then recycled and made into another gumdrop bin. The gum also gets recycled and made into different things such as

  • Wellington boots
  • mobile phone covers
  • stationary
  • packaging

and many more things!

Chewing gum facts!

  • Waste gum can now be recycled into new compounds for the plastics and rubberindustry.
  •  Humans have been chewing gum for 9,000 years.
  • Chewing gum aids concentration.
  •  Most chewing gum is purchased in the months between Halloween and Christmas.
  •  Chewing gum whilst peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  • It has been said that chewing gum can help improve your memory. • Chewing gum is the world’s most common habit.
  • In the next five years one million metric tons of chewing gum will be produced.
  • On average the cost of a piece of chewing gum is about 3p, the cost to remove one piece of chewing gum is about 10p.
  •  Chewing gum takes up to 5 years to biodegrade.
  • The largest bubble ever blown was 23 inches in diameter, the bubble was blown by Susan Montgomery in July 1994

To find out more fun facts and activities to do with the new Gumdrop bins click here!