BottleCycler Newsletter - Winter 2011
Jason Saffy, BottleCycler Account Manager Sydney
Question: What is the one piece of advice you would like to give to the
BottleCycler customers in order for them to get the most out of BottleCycler?
Answer: “Make sure to put the machine as close to the service area as
possible. This will ensure no double handling.”
Have a question relating to BottleCycler or the glass recycling
industry? Send it to email@example.com!
'Chute' Down Your Empty Bottles
BottleCycler service technicians usually recommend that their clients
place the BottleCycler glass crusher as close to the service area as possible
for optimal bottle processing. However, in some instances this is not possible
due to space restrictions.
This issue can be overcome with a chute machine,
provided the venue is situated on two levels. The main benefit of the chute is the amount of space it saves; only the
top box and the control panel are installed in the bar, while the chute and the
glass crusher are placed in the cellar. All the bottles are crushed downstairs, which means that the already
low level of noise that BottleCycler produces (68 dB) is even lower in the bar
The overall look of the bar is not compromised by the chute machine. The top box and control panel sport the
same stainless steel finish as the BottleCycler glass crusher, which ensures that the parts blend in well with
the overall look of the bar service area.
If you would like to receive more information about the BottleCycler
chute machine, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your interest.
Trade Show Report
Despite the devastation caused by the floods in Queensland, the
Hospitality and Gaming Australasia 2011 trade show went ahead as planned at the
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre mid-March this year. BottleCycler had been exhibiting successfully in Queensland at HGA 2011 months prior and the state did not
disappoint this time either.
As with most hospitality trade shows, the array of exhibitors was wide,
ranging from catering to construction and design. This presented our
BottleCycler team excellent opportunities for networking with other industry
people, with results already visible after the first day of exhibiting; the
newest addition to the BottleCycler team, QLD Territory Manager John McPhee,
had arranged BottleCycler glass crushers for two HGA exhibitors as the second
exhibition day kicked off!
In addition to the exhibitors, the level of interest shown by the trade
show visitors was pleasing as well. As BottleCycler is currently concentrating
on expanding its operations especially in the Brisbane and Gold Coast area, the
HGA trade show was the perfect setting for demonstrating the benefits of the
glass crusher and glass management service.
BottleCycler presence was Clubs &
Hotels 2011 Expo held on Tuesday 31.05.2011 and Wednesday 01.06.2011 at the
Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre next to the Yarra River. It is
Victoria's only trade show intended for bar and hotel industry, which makes it
a central event for industry players to become acquinted with the latest trends
in the hospitality industry. Naturally, BottleCycler was present introducing its services to the
visitors not yet familiar with the company.
BottleCycler CEO Darryl Rainsbury, Melbourne Account and Service Manager Sam Haitidis and Sydney Account Manager
Jason Saffy all teamed up to combine their areas of expertise in waste glass
management, garnering positive feedback and interest from the visitors.
Upcoming trade shows with BottleCycler presence will be announced on
the BottleCycler website. Come meet us in person!
Glass Collection Newsflash
The average number
of bins collected in May 2011 was 10 bins per venue per week.
This equals to an average of 542
kilograms of collected glass per venue per week.
10 Tips to Turn Your Venue Greener
According to a recent study, 8 out of 10 customers would pay more to
dine at an eco-friendly restaurant (Kandampully et al. 2010). So in addition to having BottleCycler glass crusher at your venue, why not make
your venue even more eco-friendly with the following tips?
1. Install low-flow water faucets or faucets with an aerator
2. Use locally grown produce in your recipes
3. Use recycled and unbleached paper products
4. Consider adding eco-friendly spirits to your drinks menu
5. Use energy efficient lighting, e.g., T8 fluorescent lighting
6. Use eco-friendly cleaning products
7. Buy ‘Energy Star’ appliances
8. Offer paper straws instead of plastic straws
9. Switch to reusable napkins and menu jackets
10. Use local websites such as Gumtree.com.au to get rid of your
Sources: About.com, Cooksdirect.com, Globalstewards.org, Hubpages.com
Did You Know...?
BottleCycler was one of the winners of ABC’s hit TV show New Inventors
in 2005. After winning first place, BottleCycler founders Hendrik van Rhijn and
Hans van Schoonhoven went on to launch BottleCycler successfully in the
Australian market. Since then, BottleCycler has been enjoying the
ever-increasing support of the Australian hospitality industry.