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Local innovator shortlisted for new 'green' ideas

Published 15th October, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Local innovator shortlisted for new 'green' ideas

A local innovator with a new idea for saving water and waste has been shortlisted for the RBS Innovation Gateway. HSG UK submitted its idea - the Ureco Water Management System - after RBS called on innovators and small businesses to come forward with new eco-ideas for the bank's 2500 buildings around the UK.

The RBS Innovation Gateway, which is led by Marcela Navarro, head of customer innovation at RBS, has three aims: to help RBS save more energy, water and waste; to nurture new, brilliant innovations; and to help local inventors take their ideas to market.

Mark Forester, UK business development manager at HSG UK, said: “The Ureco Water Management System is a fully tried and tested product which has been designed to reduce the running costs of a typical urinal, whilst improving the efficiency, aesthetics and overall washroom environment. Using the latest in enzyme and urinal sleeve technology, in partnership with our innovative Uretech Water Manager - the Ureco instantly reduces water usage, eradicates urinal malodours, removes crystallised uric salt blockages and urine stained traps, making the Ureco a must for every urinal.”

Forester continued: “Our installation teams retro-fit the Ureco Water Management System in urinals across the length and breadth of the country. Whether a company or organisation has just a couple of urinals or hundreds, once our products are installed, financial savings will be made immediately. Our clients also have the knowledge that they are reducing their impact on the environment and helping to protect our most valuable resource.”

If successful, the next step for market ready ideas will be a trial on the RBS estate, including buildings and branches. All successful concepts will receive a grant to develop their ideas further.

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