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A waste container is a container for temporarily storing waste, also usually made of metal or plastic. Some common terms are dustbin, garbage can, as well as trash can. The words “rubbish”, “basket” Plastic Bins also “Storage Bins” are more common in British English usage; “trash” Storage Tubs  and “can” are more common in American English usage. Furthermore “Garbage” may refer to food waste specifically (when distinguished from “trash”) or to municipal solid waste in general. In 1875, the first household rubbish bin were introduce in Britain to create a regulated system of collection.

Features Of Plastic Bins and Storage Bins

  • Strong Body
  • Specially Designed Lid
  • Easy To Handle
  • Noise And Impact Free

Advantages Of Plastic Bins

  • Reduces trash
  • Environmental benefits
  • Financial benefits
  • Enhances appearance
  • Plastic bins are 30-40 lbs. lighter than wood bins. Less bin weight reduces tare weight, thus increasing the amount of fruit that can be transported on a truck. Lighter bins are also easier to handle or move by the pickers, for example, when moving bins into the shade before filling.
  • Storage Tubs all weigh the same. In the production areas visited, the growers are usually paid for the grade and weight of the fruit brought to the warehouse. By knowing the tare weight of the bins, it was easy to determine the actual weight of the fruit delivered to the warehouse. In the US, growers are paid for the grade and amount of fruit packed, therefore, this would not be important in this country. However, some of the warehouses do weigh the bins before going into storage and again upon removal at the end of the storage season. Having bins that do not absorb moisture in storage would offer the opportunity to determine the exact weight loss of the fruit in storage.
  • The new solid polyethylene bin has excellent strength and will maintain its strength over its useful life. Better stability and interlocking allow the plastic bins to stack up to 13 bins high.
  • Better sanitation is possible because plastic bins have smooth surfaces that do not harbor disease-carrying organisms. They do not weather, crack, splinter, warp or become rough with age.They can clean more easily and the smooth surfaces cause less bruising or scuffing of the fruit.
  • Plastic bins do not absorb water or chemicals. Rapid absorption of moisture by dry wooden bins during the early storage season (Waelti et al., 1989) reduces the relative humidity of the storage air which causes more weight loss of the stored fruit.

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