A word from Exeter City Futures…
Two years ago the first cohort of Exeter start-ups joined Exeter City Futures start-up support programme, Exeter Velocities. Binit now has customers all across the city and are celebrating the growth of their business, with a recent full rebrand. This is undoubtedly a local startup to keep your eyes on, they keep going from strength to strength and very recently secured a huge contract with the University of Exeter – in collaboration with City Council.
Philippa Roberts, CO-founder & CEO of Binit, said:
“The support and funding we accessed through being part of the Exeter Velocities programmes was invaluable to Binit as a start-up. It enabled us to turn our ideas into a viable business plan for delivering our vision of customer-centric recycling and rubbish services to local businesses. Two years on and we have customers right across the city and have just launched the first phase of an app, to make it even easier for customers to access our services”
Liz O’Driscoll, Managing Director at Exeter City Futures, said:
“By offering start-ups like Binit the opportunity to tackle city challenges in this way – and by providing access to mentors, funding, training and a network – we are able to help them thrive. Watching Binit grow, secure such high level customers and making impact on the city of Exeter, specifically by tackling our ‘Waste as a Resource’ goal, is incredibly rewarding”.
Recycling and general waste from the University of Exeter will now be picked up by the City Council and Binit, it has been announced.
The University recently re-tendered its waste collection and recycling service and the contract was awarded to a partnership comprising of the City Council and Binit.
Under the new contract, the two partner organisations will work together to help the University increase the amount of its waste that is recycled, using its experience to find high quality end uses for recyclable material to maximise the environmental benefits.
The City Council will operate collections of ‘dry’ recycling: glass, cardboard, cans and plastics, all collected separately to maximise quality, as well as general rubbish. Binit will arrange collections of food waste as well as ‘difficult’ materials like mattresses and duvets.