dealing with the trash isn’t normally the most exciting of jobs for us – well
that was until we got sent the rather impressive Joseph Joseph Totem 48
waste separation and recycling unit to review!
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Now we argue over who gets to fill the gorgeous graphite bin first…
is a compact size because it combines the recycling and general waste into one
normal sized bin! I like that it
encourages you to think carefully about recycling because of the smaller size
of the general waste bin bags. General
waste collection is every three weeks here so its essential you recycle as much
as possible to cope! Otherwise our
council waste bin would be overflowing! The recycling section is deep enough to fit bottles standing up too which is a bonus – if you like squash or wine!
can order the custom sized bin bags from Joseph Joseph for £6 for a pack of
20. This might be more than you
normally spend but its all down to the quality, these bags are very strong and
have the drawstring ready to tie. It
can make sense to spend more if it’s making your life easier – the design
features of everything Joseph Joseph make are well thought out. Even the lid is made from fingerprint proof
stainless steel, so will look nice and clean for much longer – especially with
waste units have some very clever technology included with the odour
filter. It means you do not have to
deal with the pong of stinky bins anymore! Otherwise I find myself putting bin bags outside well before they
are filled just because they smell so unpleasant!
the most sophisticated bin I have ever seen – why shouldn’t dealing with the
trash be more glamorous. It can make
the whole process more agreeable. The
unit costs £179.00, which might sound pricey but it’s a quality product that
comes with a 10-year guarantee. Plus it
looks great in any kitchen, not like some cheap plastic bins you can get.
recycling unit comes complete with a divider so you can separate your recycling
into two sections if you so desire.
It’s a practical bin but a stylish one too. If you have a bigger family I would say its worthwhile getting
the Totem 60, which also comes with a food caddy and a bigger capacity for
I am enjoying everyone’s enthusiasm to put their rubbish in the bin! Usually the boys come to me with their sweet wrappers but the novelty of this new bin is helping them tidy up after themselves.