In a continued drive to encourage recycling in the workplace, RBC Wealth Management has introduced innovative and stylish recycling bins to its Jersey offices. Made from recycled plastic, the ‘Ovetto’ (little egg) bin brings Italian design to the company’s work environment. Its egg shape, colours and cutting edge design not only make it eye catching but efficient in the use of space. The Ovettos, designed by Italian architect and designer Gianluca Soldi, have been supplied by The Green House, Jersey’s own one stop eco shop. Conrad Byrne, owner of The Green House, believes the bins overcome the problems associated with recycling systems. ‘We chose the Ovetto bins because they address two main problems that occur with recycling bins, namely that they can be bulky and unattractive,’ said Mr Byrne. ‘We hope this fun and functional bin engages RBC Wealth Management staff to recycle more.’ Soldi designed the Ovetto to receive three types of waste: drink cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles. The top of the ‘little eggs’ also serves as a bottle or can crusher so that a large amount of waste can be stored in the Ovetto’s three compartments. Importantly the Ovettos are made of recycled plastic ensuring a low carbon footprint from their construction. RBC Wealth Management is the first business to purchase the bins in Jersey. Francis Binney, Environmental Officer for RBC Wealth Management in the British Isles, explains that the bins were integral to the company’s recycling programme: ‘The Ovetto will play a key part in enabling us to increase our recycling rates. We aim to prevent at least 80% of our recyclable office waste from being incinerated, and chose these beautifully designed bins because they are space efficient and look great. We hope they encourage staff to recycle at work.’ -ends- Issued by Anna Plunkett-Cole at Image PR., 01534 734444 More… Local business uses retro design to encourage recycling / 2 Notes to Editors Photo: Francis Binney, Environmental Officer at RBC Wealth Management, gets to grips with the new recycling bins. About RBC Wealth Management The international arm of RBC Wealth Management services over 35,000 high net worth individuals and institutions through more than 30 offices in the British Isles, Continental Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Latin America and North America. RBC Wealth Management provides integrated and diversified international wealth management expertise and solutions, asset management and trust services to high net worth individuals and to corporate and institutional clients. Services provided by RBC Wealth Management consultants, advisors, private bankers and trust officers include trust and estate planning, tax advice, discretionary investment management and investment advisory services, structured solutions, banking, lending and global custody. For more information, please visit RBC Wealth Management, a segment of RBC, directly serves affluent and high net worth clients in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia with a full suite of investment, trust and other wealth management solutions. The business also provides asset management products and services directly, through its RBC Global Asset Management division, and through RBC and third-party distributors to institutional and individual clients. RBC Wealth Management has more than C$500 billion of assets under administration, almost C$250 billion of assets under management and more than 4,500 financial consultants, advisors, private bankers and trust officers. RBC Wealth Management was recognized as the Best North American based Wealth Manager by Private Banker International in October 2009. About RBC Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada’s largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial service companies, provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis. We employ approximately 77,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 18 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 53 other countries. For more information, please visit About The Green House The Green House in Burrard Street, St Helier, is Jersey’s one-stop eco-shop, stocking a wide selection of organic, natural, eco-friendly and ethical personal and household products. The GreenHouse 3 Burrard Street St Helier Jersey JE2 4WS Tel: 01534 625 256