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Helping Hand Litter Bag Hoops  – Handihoop

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The Litterpicker’s best friend, the Handihoop litter bag ring is the tool to have if you are carrying out community clean ups.

The simple and lightweight hoop is easy to use, comfy to carry, robust and just makes any type of litter collection so much easier. Whether a volunteer, street cleansing operative, janitorial, school, landscaper, a bin bag is never going to stay open by itself.

Reusable, lightweight, with optional foam handle or erPro plastic handle offering, litter picking has never been easier.

Other popular bag openers from our Handihoop range are available in our online shop – including the Handihoop Plus and coming soon the Handihoop Duo which encourage you to collect and carry, segregate and sort and recycle on the go!

Handi Hoop features:

  • Secure Grip
  • Option Foam or Pro Plastic Handle
  • Professional tool: high quality and robust
  • Increase your collection capacity by 66% with a bag opener
  • The Helping Hand Company manufacture the Handihoop range

Handi Hoop Testimonials:

“A great time saving tool which makes light work of litter, supports our service delivery and has created a more professional perceptive operative in the public eye”
Swansea City Council

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Helping Hand Litter Bag Hoops  – Handihoop

X3 images of the Handihoop in use (attached)

The Litterpicker’s best friend, the Handihoop litter bag ring is the tool to have if you are carrying out community clean ups.

The simple and lightweight hoop is easy to use, comfy to carry, robust and just makes any type of litter collection so much easier. Whether a volunteer, street cleansing operative, janitorial, school, landscaper, a bin bag is never going to stay open by itself.

Reusable, lightweight, with optional foam handle or erPro plastic handle offering, litter picking has never been easier.

Other popular bag openers from our Handihoop range are available in our online shop – including the Handihoop Plus and coming soon the Handihoop Duo which encourage you to collect and carry, segregate and sort and recycle on the go!

Handi Hoop features:

  • Secure Grip
  • Option Foam or Pro Plastic Handle
  • Professional tool: high quality and robust
  • Increase your collection capacity by 66% with a bag opener
  • The Helping Hand Company manufacture the Handihoop range

Handi Hoop Testimonials:

“A great time saving tool which makes light work of litter, supports our service delivery and has created a more professional perceptive operative in the public eye”
Swansea City Council

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Handi Cart Duo

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Helping Hand – Handi Cart Duo

The NEW Handicart Duo supports litter segregation – driving behavioural change in how we manage and collect litter; developing smarter working practices.

Our innovative Duo cart is super lightweight, compact and foldable – making it extremely easy to Recycle on the Go. The dual hoop makes it easier to separate litter as you pick, doubling collection capacity so you can do more, for longer, safer.

The Handihoop Duo new clip system, quickly and easily secure 2 bags into one hoop. Create your own two-way waste stream for dry mixed recyclables and general litter.

And our eco-friendly cart is manufactured from 35% recycled materials – embracing sustainability in how we make our products.

Let the Handicart Duo take the strain of carrying heavy bags and collect litter safer on the more. Recycle on the Go – collect, sort and separate litter from any environmental with a Handicart Duo.

Handicart Duo features:

  • Compact foldable design; 38cm x 58cm x 54cm
  • Dual bag opener to segregate litter
  • Collect and sort upto 180 litres
  • Fits upto 90 litre cleansing bags
  • Adjustable handle
  • Puncture proof tyres for all terrains
  • Lightweight frame 4kg – portable
  • Made with 35% recycled materials – 100% reusable
  • Optional carry bag

Handicart Duo Testimonials:

“Yesterday I did my first litter pick with my new Handicart Duo and I didn’t have to empty my bags at all. It coped with 2 very large bags of recyclable litter including lots of heavy glass bottles. The full bags were well supported by the trug. So pleased with this product”

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Handi Cart Lite

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Helping Hand – Handi Cart Lite

The NEW Handicart Lite is your perfect litter companion – the lightweight mobile solution for smarter litter collection which increases collection capacity by 286% to a standard bin bag.

Our eco-friendly litter picking cart is made from 35% recycled materials, is compact, lightweight and foldable. It’s easy to carry to every clean up activity with an optional wipe clean storage bag for transportation or storing away after your litter pick has finished.

The detachable Handihoop Pro litter bag hoop gives freedom for quick removal of litter from hard to reach areas – including waterways, canal towpaths, rural paths and beaches. Collect upto 10 kg of litter with just one hoop, thanks to the Handicart Lite capacity of 90 litres free standing.

Let the Handicart Lite take the strain of carrying heavy bags and collect litter safer on the more. Empower communities to do more on their environmental, operational and social engagement with a Handicart.

Handicart Lite features:

  • Compact foldable design; 38cm x 60 x 46cm
  • Detachable hoop to access all areas
  • 10 kg collection capacity
  • Fits upto 90 litre cleansing bags
  • Adjustable handle
  • Puncture proof tyres for all terrains
  • Lightweight frame 4kg – portable
  • Increased productivity from a standard bin bag by 286%
  • Made with 35% recycled materials – 100% reusable
  • Optional carry bag

Handicart Lite Testimonials:

“The Handicart Lite stood up really well to 4 hours of litter picking. It crossed fields and rough ground and for one hour had a box of 200 refuse bags sat on the base. The cart certainly makes it easier on your arms not having to carry the bag as it gets heavier and would suit all ages of volunteer. And it had lots of admiring comment”

Wythenshawe Waste Warriors

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COVID-19 update – June 18 2020

In these testing times, we want to firstly reach out and say thank you – for continuing to maintain frontline services. Whilst we may not be out and about as much as we would like, we truly value litter & recycling collections at home.

Putting people at the centre of everything we do and following government guidelines, here at The Helping Hand Company we have been able to maintain all manufacturing lines of sustainable litter clearance tools across our facilities in Herefordshire. We also reassigned some of our manufacturing processes to support with the manufacture of scrubs for the NHS.

Our sales and marketing teams continue to work from home as we are sure many of you are too. Today we wanted to quickly let you know how we intend to maintain contact with you during this continued period of uncertainty.

  • Have a query, want to place an order, we are available at the end of the phone Monday – Friday, 0830 – 5.00pm on 01531 635678. You may even here some additional members of the family joining in the call!
  • All stock items are being shipped same day but please allow up to 5 days as the Carriers are experiencing extraordinary levels of demand.
  • We have been busy updating technical manuals, user manuals and product literature to support each Helping Hand range. We will shortly be releasing new user videos covering product assembly, how to use and case studies. All of these will be available for you to view on the website.
  • Around the beginning July, our field support team will be available for virtual appointments, set up remote product evaluation and where essential, have the necessary PPE to complete face to face appointments. New operational guidelines for this will include:
  1. Pre meeting, full sanitisation of any equipment brought for either a demonstration or for commencement of a trial.
  2. Where possible, we will request a meeting within an outdoor environment at social distance. However, if meeting within an office environment, we will ensure a safe 2metre distance is met at all times.
  3. Any trial equipment, on successful completion, if to be returned, we will request you follow a decontamination process prior to its return. On receipt we will quarantine for a minimum of 72 hours.

Using technology, we’ve now got used to using Microsoft teams, Zoom, What’s App and Skype, particularly where benefits a group of people. Discussing forward planned campaigns, reviewing product trials and even completing product demonstrations. We look forward to booking a call with you.

We remain committed to being responsible for what we do, those we serve and truly value the support you give in trading with us.

Please take care of yourselves and each other.

For now stay safe and well – we will get through this.

 

Carly Di Crescienzo

UK Sales Manager – Helping Hand Environmental

 

Clean Coasts Week

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Keep Wales Tidy is urging people to get involved and volunteer their time during Clean Coast Week, supported by McDonald’s, between 23 April – 1 May and help care for our award-winning Welsh coastline.

With a dedicated week of coastal action, Keep Wales Tidy is searching for volunteers across Wales, committing to work together to help get our beaches and coastline looking beautiful and ready for everyone to enjoy during the busy summer months.

This is the fourth annual Clean Coast Week which is once again being supported and sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurants throughout Wales and Helping Hand Environmental through a range of dedicated bespoke equipment.

Keep Wales Tidy, one of Wales’ leading environment charities, along with McDonald’s restaurant staff, community groups, schools and businesses will take part in clean-up events across the country as part of the Spring clean.

The fourth annual Clean Coast Week 2016 follows the success of the previous three years. Since 2013, more than 325 registered events have taken place across the Welsh coast, with nearly 8,000 people getting involved in collecting over 6,700 bags of rubbish.

Events have already been organised across the country to help give beaches a spring clean before the busy summer season, but Keep Wales Tidy needs more volunteers to sign up.

Howard Gray, Head of Sustainability & Distribution at McDonalds UK said:

“McDonald’s has been trading in Wales for nearly 20 years and are proud to be involved and supporting the Clean Coast Campaign for the fourth year in a row. Each year has been a fantastic success so far and also a very positive way to bring the community together to help clean up the much loved Welsh coastline ahead of the hustle and bustle of the summer months.

“Our restaurant teams throughout Wales will be volunteering as part of our commitment to keeping our local environment clean and litter-free. We would love to see as many people as possible joining in to make Clean Coast Week a huge success in 2016.”

Wales boasts some spectacular beaches, many having received the internationally recognised Blue Flag Award which is managed in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy.

Clean Coast Week 2016 is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved in appreciating and caring for our coast – from sprucing up coastal areas to removing litter left on our beaches.

Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy comments:

“The coastline is very important for Wales as it allows us to showcase our beautiful country, boosting local economies and the tourism industry. It’s important that we get together to help care for our beaches and maintain the high standard of our coast. I hope that people from across Wales can spend a few hours at their nearest coastal area to ensure that locals and visitors can continue to enjoy the best that Wales has to offer.”

If you would like take part in one of the arranged clean up events or would like to organise your own event, visit www.keepwalestidy.org or e-mail events@keepwalestidy.org for more information.

South Ayreshire Council Success at top environmental awards

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Keep Scotland Beautiful announces 2016 Local Environmental Quality award winners

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has revealed that South Ayrshire Council has received a prestigious Local Environmental Quality Award in recognition of efforts to improve Scotland’s local environment.

The local authority celebrated its success at the annual awards ceremony earlier this week (Tuesday 15 March), hosted by Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Local Environmental Quality Network (The LEQ Network) which aims to improve the cleanliness and quality of the environment on publicly accessible land in Scotland.

South Ayrshire Council was presented with the Community Participation Award, sponsored by Helping Hands Environmental, recognising the success of the Newton Primary Freestyle Environmental Visual Audit (FEVA) project.

Based in the Wallacetoun area of Ayr, the project involved pupils from Newton’sP4/5 class going out into their community and recording environmental issues to help them understand the consequences of negative behaviour. FEVA involved both children and the community with young people encouraged to feedback on what they found to families and friends. Issues such as dog fouling, littering, fly tipping, and discarded alcohol bottles all featured as well as positive aspects such as open/green spaces, play parks and attractive flower beds. The aim of the initiative was to encourage children to take responsibility and to make a positive difference in their own community,

On receiving the award Mike Newall, Head of Neighbourhood Services, South Ayrshire Council said, “It’s fantastic to be recognised with this prestigious award from Keep Scotland Beautiful.

“We’re committed to provide our children and young people with the best possible life chances, and helping them develop into responsible citizens is an important part of their general education.

“We’ve worked closely with Newton Primary School and the people of Wallacetoun to improve their local environmental quality and look forward to developing this project in the months ahead.”

All entries excelled in delivering significant improvements to local environmental quality, engaging the wider community and networks in order to deliver environmental enhancements and undertaking targeted and innovative action to improve their local area.

Lindsay Richmond, UK Product and Communities Manager at Helping Hand Environmental said, “We are proud and delighted to sponsor the Community Participation Award and to support Keep Scotland Beautiful in its quest to make Scotland clean, green and more sustainable.”

Images of the winners receiving their awards can be accessed here.

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said:

“It gives me great pleasure to extend my warmest congratulations to this year’s LEQ Award winners from South Ayrshire. Local authorities and duty bodies from across Scotland are working hard to improve local environmental quality and today’s winners demonstrate the unique approaches which are being development in order to allow us to address specific environmental problems.

“Poor local environmental quality can have a significant impact upon health and well-being in local communities. At Scotland’s Local Environmental Quality Conference on 15 March we launched a report highlighting that Scotland’s local environmental quality is in decline.  However, programmes undertaken by the LEQ Network and their partners, including schools, help to improve local places for people,  create further community cohesion and build more civic pride Scotland-wide.”

The awards ceremony marked the closing of the LEQ Network annual conference, and highlighted the outstanding work that has been carried out over the past year by Local Environmental Quality Network members.

Membership of the Network is open to all environment improvement professionals, many of them employed by Scotland’s major land managers, including local authorities and private sector organisations. The Network aims to ensure the sharing of best practise amongst those responsible for maintaining Scotland’s open spaces.

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Notes to editors

  1. Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for. We are committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable. Further details from keepscotlandbeautiful.org The charity’s Chief Executive, Derek Robertson, is also President of the Clean Europe Network.
  2. The Local Environmental Quality Network (LEQ Network) is a partnership programme for local authorities and other land managers or duty bodies which aims to bring about an improvement in the cleanliness and quality of the environment on publicly accessible land through effective, efficient management and targeted action. Further details at:

www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/environmental-quality/local-environmental-quality-network/

  1. The LEQ Network is closely linked to our Clean Up Scotland Campaign and many of the programme partners are actively supporting the campaign and taking action to clean up Scotland’s local environments.
  2. Media enquiries to Peter Duncan on 07740469949 / peter@messagematters.co.uk or Kirsty Leiper on 07908781331 / kirsty@messagematters.co.uk

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Environmental Funding Pots Available for Summer Community Campaigns

Catch up on the latest grants and funding available to support your community clean ups campaigns in 2017.

Northern Ireland – The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme deadline has been extended until 28th June. Live Here Love Here are providing grants from £500 to £5,000 and are open to any groups undertaking environmental community based projects across NI. http://liveherelovehere.org/

Organising a litterpicking project? Contact Helping Hand and quote KNIBGROUP to gain access to our range of discounted equipment as friend of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful

Scotland – CSV Action Earth empowers people in Scotland to make a positive difference to the quality of their lives. Grants of £250-£500 are available annually to run environmental activities which protect and enhance their local environment. Visit http://actionearth.csv.org.uk

England – Awards for All gives groups in England small Lottery grants of between £300 and £10,000. They will fund a wide range of community projects aimed at developing skills, improving health, revitalising the local environment and enabling people to become more active citizens. Visit http://www.awardsforall.org.uk

Nationwide –

WREN is a not-for-profit business that helps benefit the lives of people who live close to landfill sites by awarding grants for community, environmental conservation and heritage projects of between £2,000 and £10,000. Visit http://www.wren.org.uk

The Greggs Foundation have environmental grants available upto £2,000 for groups who are undertaking litterpicking and gardening activities. Visit http://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/environmental-grants deadline has been extended until 24th June.

Costa Coffee as developed a Community Hub which schools and groups can register for support from their local store – this can include volunteers hours, litterpicking kits or fundraising opportunities. Find out more https://community.costa.co.uk/

Please let our business know if we can help you. As well as being the #1 Litter Clearance Hand Tools Supplier, we have also produced a Volunteer Litter Guide to support planning and organising your clean up events for groups and schools.

Contact our Green Team at sales@helpinghand.co.uk or on 01531 635678 for more information about our products, kits, partnerships and campaign guides.