How much waste does your family produce in a week? As a family of four, we're always looking for ways to reduce our waste, but it's still surprises me how much we can accumulate in a relatively short amount of time.
To manage how much waste we produce, we, like most families in the UK, have two separate bins, one for recycling and one for general waste. Or rather we did have, until we took Brabantia's latest offering the Bo Touch Bin for a spin.
I've never fawned over a bin, but I'm happy to make the exception here. It's so handsome!
Before we got my hands on our very own Bo to try out at home, I was first charged with the mission of helping man Brabantia's very own Bo Bus, to make smoothies for visiting bloggers and journalists as they hopped on board to learn all about the Brabantia Bo.
We've all bought a bin at some point and, if you're anything like me, you probably felt a little frustrated that there are really only a couple of different core designs to choose from, regardless of who you shop with.
Not so with the Bo, which has a really unique design: slender legs to sweep it off the ground combined with big, bold curves that come in a range of colours.
It feels like something that will fit proudly into any home, not something you'll want to hide away.
But it's not just the style that sets the Bo apart as something special, it's the functionality too.
Brabantia has almost 100 years of Dutch craftsmanship under its belt, and during that time has made constant explorations of cutting edge technologies. This is realised in the Bo in the form of durable mechanisms, solid build quality and a 10 year guarantee. 40% of its materials are from high-grade, recycled sources and the bin is bronze level Cradle-to-Cradle, which means you can help protect the environment before you've even placed anything into the bin.
When you order your Bo, you can choose from multiple configurations to perfectly suit your home's requirements.
Decide between one, two and three internal compartments to your home's needs. Even the bin bags have been considered, with a range of PerfectFit bags on offer, tailored to fit whatever size compartments you choose.
Making smoothies on board the Brabantia bus as we toured round London certainly put the Bo through its paces, with plenty of coconut yogurt pots, strawberry packets and other plastic bits and bobs to recycle, as well as strawberry tops and apple cores. Don't worry, the bus wasn't moving while I was mixing!
The smoothies went down a storm, and the Bo did a fantastic job of dealing with the waste.
Starting at £149, the Bo is an investment piece, designed to offer a practical solution to your household waste and recycling disposable, all while looking fantastic for years and years to come.
Bo Touch Bin is available at brabantia.com as well as John Lewis and other leading retailers.
This is a commissioned post for Brabantia. A big thanks to Tastefully Vikkie for the photos from the day on the bus!