What is the HOTBIN made of?
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 | HOTBIN Composting
What Is HOTBIN Made From?
The HOTBIN is made from ARPRO® Expanded Polypropylene also known as “EPP”.
This is a specialist, multi-use plastic that is very durable. ARPRO® EPP offers high impact strength and is used extensively throughout the automotive industry in impact protection components such as car bumpers and can also be found in children’s bicycle safety helmets. EPP also has tremendous insulation properties too!
HOTBIN Is NOT Made From Polystyrene
The HOTBIN is definitely NOT made from expanded polystyrene (EPS). EPS is far too brittle to survive the rough and tumble life of an outdoor compost bin. EPP 'looks' a little like polystyrene because it is made in a similar manner, ie the raw plastic is made into 'beads' (each one containing air) and then the beads expand when they are moulded under pressure into the HOTBIN shape.
No CFC's or HCFC's are used during the manufacturing process, just steam and water.
Not a Single-Use Plastic and Fully Recyclable
EPP is not a “single-use” plastic, the material is fully recyclable and can be made into new products. HOTBIN consists of just 4% raw material and 96% air, making the HOTBIN extremely resource efficient!
How Long Will the HOTBIN Last?
We offer a 3-year manufacturer’s guarantee, and subject to proper use, we expect it to last 10-20 years. We advise you take care with sharp implements like garden forks and sharp knives as these can puncture or cut into the walls.
HOTBIN Is Manufactured in the UK
Manufactured in Spennymoor, the HOTBIN was originally designed in Morpeth.