A traditional 120l container is made of about 15kg of plastics which become waste at the end of its life span. Our containers use durable and recyclable materials such as aluminium and compostable ones like cardboard, reducing their environmental footprint.
The Zerø system
How it works
An inalienable value for us at Ocean Kube is to consider water as the very foundation of any living being. We think that it is imperative to avoid superfluous and unnecessary consumption, which is why we decided to adopt our containment solutions to achieve zero water use. Our containers do not need to undergo expensive and labour-intensive washing processes.
Compatible with rear-loading lorries
Our system is serviceable by today’s rear-loading bin lorries. Its extreme simplicity regarding parts and components makes it a desirable solution for companies specialising in refuse disposal services.
The container that has not to be cleaned
Zerø represents a complete change of perspective, removing tons of toxic plastics from our streets in whose cleaning millions of litres of drinking water are wasted.
Our containers do not need to be washed, when the cardboard recipient becomes contaminated, it is removed and sent to compost, and a new completely clean one is fitted.
Our construction process is highly circular, to the fullest extent permitted by the latest state of the art:
Following extensive research, a water-repellent treatment has been developed making it possible to use this material where it was previously unthinkable.
We verify our cardboards origin, it is from your surroundings. The way it is manufactured and printed makes it easy to be reprocessed, encouraging a circular economy.
Aluminium is a metal that can be infinitely remelted without any loss of its properties, maintaining a high resistance. And requires only 5% of the energy that would be consumed to produce aluminium from a mine.
To guarantee our 0% plastics policy, we use natural rubber, which is free of hydrocarbons and toxic components.
We also we take advantage of the high structural toughness of bamboo for supportive elements, and natural fibres to protect and silence moving parts.
Less is more
The right components
Our sustainability philosophy does not only influence the choice of materials we use. When designing the Zero container, special attention has been paid to maximising the duration of the different components and facilitating their replacement throughout their service life; reducing the number of materials used and avoiding complex elements such as hydraulic cylinders or hinges.
The heavy-duty aluminium frame is designed to last.
Suitable for collecting wet and dry, light or heavy refuses. From organic waste to glass.
FAST AND EASY CONTAINER REPLACEMENT
The container replacement system has been especially designed to be as simple and quick as possible, no additional tools needed.
REDUCED EFFECTS ON FIRE
Due to the low energy of the cardboard, fewer emissions and lower temperature are produced in case of fire. The frame is reclaimable as it is made entirely of aluminium.
Instead of using conventional gas cylinders, we have a mechanical system to reduce closure impact.
Both pedal and lid have systems to reduce the effort required to open the container.
The pedal moves only 12º, allowing an optimal movement for each opening.
BRAILLE LABELS AND PICTOGRAMS
There are Braille labels for each fraction optionally available, as well as pictograms are available.
Customisable frame and box
The frame is fully customisable in the standard colour of each fraction. Furthermore, it is possible to customise it in any colour of the RAL chart on request.
The most flexible option is to use a common framework with different front panels to indicate the fraction. This way, it is possible to increase the containers per fraction as required.
A new visual media
Our boxes: a blank canvas
The new Zero containment system offers new ways of using the containers: the customisation of its cardboard box.
This feature takes advantage of the technical ease to print on cellulose based materials, and combines it with the simplicity of its replacement, making it ideal for multiple uses.
Photorealistic printing, allows the reproduction of highly detailed images or graphics. The surface can be white stuccoed or a raw finish.
NON-TOXIC FOOD-GRADE INKS
INTERACTS WITH THE USER
PERFECT FOR EVENTS