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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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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”

Dorset Devils

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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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UK councils see increase in dog fouling complaints during COVID-19

At a time when people are making more use of the open and green spaces in their communities – reports of dog fouling increased by nearly 40% in some local authorities across the UK.

In Scotland, environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has launched a nationwide call for people across Scotland to help record the scale of the dog fouling problem with their #turdtag campaign. The information will form a unique new data set to be used to increase awareness and drive action to tackle one of Scotland’s worst environmental complaints.

Across Wales, councils have seen an increase in the number of dog fouling complaints. For example, Pembrokeshire County Council and Welsh town and community councils are receiving increasing numbers of complaints of dog fouling. There has been a notable rise in dog walkers using the countryside, although the rules for exercise remain to stay local to your home.

In England, there has been an increase in the number of complaints made by members of the public about owners not picking up after their dogs, in particular since the start of the lockdown. However, The Public Spaces Protection Order still exists, which makes it an offence to not pick up dog mess in public open spaces with a £100 fixed penalty notice.

And with the increase in the number of people walking as part of their daily exercise during the coronavirus outbreak, councils across England wish to remind people that the law is still place – with particular reference to parks, public open spaces and beaches; including the ban on dogs using certain sections of the beaches from 1 May until the end of September.

If you have seen an increase in dog fouling within your local communities or your local authority, Helping Hand Environmental can help with the Handiscoop the pooper scooper  your perfect portable companion to tackle dog fouling, hygienically, at a safe distance easily picks up from/off of any surface.

Key features:

  • The 81cm/32-inch length prevents the need for bending down to pick up dog fouling, ideal for frontline operational duties, and a great pooper scooper for use at home in your gardens/on lawns
  • The shorter length 18-inch is ideal for taking with you on walks, journeys or in a vehicle
  • It’s lightweight and portable, so you can take it anywhere
  • It doesn’t matter what surface you are picking up the mess from – sand, gravel, grass – it works anywhere.
  • Can be used with or without biodegradable poop scoop bags!

You can find out more about the Handiscoop pooper scooper or order HERE or call our sales team for more information on 01531 635678.

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

 

Solo Litterpicking Guidance

We encourage everyone to stay at home where possible, but we have been asked over the last few weeks for some guidance around the subject of solo litter picking during this time.

Helping Hand Environmental understand a lot of individual volunteers are still wishing to litter pick by themselves/solo, or with their own household as part of their daily exercise – with many understanding the therapeutic benefits of spending time outdoors; boosting their immune system and a positive impact on your mental health and well-being.

Following the latest government advice on upto 6 people from different households meeting up remotely in an outdoors environment;  adhering to social distancing methods and keeping 2 metres apart at all times and where safe to do so, a solo litter pick could form part of your daily exercise routine or volunteer litter pick.

If you wish to continue with your own litter-picking activity then please ensure you follow the latest Government advice on COVID-19 to ensure you protect your own safety, and the safety of others:

  • Always use a Litterpicker
  • Wear protective gloves
  • Wash your hands (before and after your litter pick)
  • Use your own carrier bag, bucket or cleansing bag to collect litter in
  • Don’t touch any litter with your hands
  • Don’t pick up litter with your hands
  • To help keep you safe by following government advice, personal coronavirus waste (such as used tissues, face masks, disposable gloves, wet wipes or cleaning cloths) should be double-bagged, tied securely and kept seperately for 72 hours, before doing into your general waste/wheelie bin at home.
  • Don’t touch your face whilst out litter picking
  • Always keep a safe 2 meters away from any other member(s) of the public
  • Sanitise your equipment before and after use
  • Once collected, you will need to dispose of your litter at home using your household general waste bins – your local authority might not have capacity to collect your litter bags during this time – please double check what your local service capacity is.

In light of recent Government advise,  all community group and more then 2+ people clean-ups should cease. Therefore you can litter pick individually, with only the members of your own household or only one other person outside your household (but at social distance) as part of your daily exercise routine.

If you need further help, our team are working remotely from home but are still at the end of the phone, but if we can answer any questions – do give Helping Hand a call, 01531 635678. We have a range of litter picking guides in our Download section and also a range of reusable litter pickers safer litter collection – like our NEW folding Safe Pick Litter Picker and Sharp Pouch to help you undertake your solo picks; with safety and confidence.

Most importantly from everyone at Helping Hand Environmental, stay safe 🙂

We’re Here For You

Supporting our customers

The UK is in its sixth week of lock down and whilst things are far from normal, we hope you are staying safe and well. There’s been a lot of change – whether that’s getting to grips with new routines at home, spending Easter with loved ones virtually, or adjusting to new ways of working and shopping!

In these challenging times we just wanted to remind you that the whole Environmental Team at Helping Hand is still here for you!

We are definitely missing seeing our lovely customers and each other. The challenges of recent weeks mean that now more than ever, we need to think about taking care of ourselves and each other. Staying connected is a big part of achieving mental well-being and to keep ourselves well and the business running we have set up our customer service teams from home, invested in new ways of video conferencing and adapted our production facilities to ensure employee safety and well-being.

Supporting our communities

 We are proud to be supporting our regional communities with front line provisions as well as maintaining our supply into councils and litter heroes globally. More recently we have donated £5000 worth of food to our local food bank in Herefordshire and been approached by our NHS customers to become a Frontline service provider.

All the above is made possible through a strong and supportive team at Helping Hand and a customer base that has remained loyal and patient through times of change.

Thank you for your continued business and support. We remain here for you when you need us,

Take care and stay well. Together we will come through this!

 

Lend a Helping Hand this Earth Day

Like most of us, our everyday habits have the tendancy to create waste – we sometimes purchase and replace items without even thinking about their social, economic and environmental impact.

This Earth Day (Wednesday 22nd April) by buying a longer-lasting, reusable version of those very such items will be a better investment long term – both in terms of our wallets and for the planet; saving lots of carbon miles in the process!

For example, single-use throw away coffee cups can quite easily be replaced with reusable keep cups. Plastic supermarket carrier bags can be replaced with reusable cotton or hessain versions which will withstand multiple usage. Products like these quickly end up paying for themselves and unlike their single-use counterparts (which are often imported) – your handcrafted eco-friendly version won’t have to replace anytime soon.

Only the best products can be used over and over again and the same can be said about our Litterpickers.

The Helping Hand Company pride ourselves for being #1 for sustainable litter clearance hand tools; manufactured in Britain, from us to you, from our factories in Herefordshire, #factory2hand

Our 100% reusable range of Helping Hand litter pickers, bag hoops, clean up kits and litter picking carts are high quality, sustainability manufactured and built to last. And we’ve made this public knowledge on our litterpickers bar labels and compostable cartons 🙂

For example, our Ranger MAX litter picker has a Ranger Recycle Kit which extends the product lifecycle by upto 300%. Our NEW Handicart Lite and NEW Handicart Duo litterpicking carts are made from 35% recycled materials and our Eco Education Resource Booklet supports the next generation in learning about the 8 doorways of Eco-Schools helping schools achieve Green Flag status and creating #EcoWarriors, all printed on recycled paper of course!

As community campaign specialists, Helping Hand have also developed a range of environmental charity livery Litterpicker’s and Streetmaster’s  – including a Keep Britain Tidy, Keep Wales Tidy, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Northern Ireland Beauiful, Neder Schoon and a folding version for our friends at The 2 Minute Foundation – view the collection HERE

All our #reuse charity pickers have been designed in partnership with leading environmental charities and as a business we have donated over £100,000 from the sale of our products to help support their global efforts in protecting our planet, our oceans and our next generation.

We are 100% reusable and proud of it!

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We’re Here For You – Meet The Team

Meet The Team – say hello to team Helping Hand Environmental ♻️

Anna 👋 Carly 👋 Chrissie 👋 Craig 👋 Dave 👋 Debbie 👋Lindsay 👋 Patrick 👋 Stacey 👋 Theo 👋

Our Queen’s Award for Enterprise winning division includes internal and external sales representatives for the UK & Europe.

Helping Hand Environmental is super proud to be supplying Local Authorities, Frontline Service providers and Litter Heroes of all ages with Sustainable Litter Clearance Hand Tools; manufactured from our factories in Herefordshire.

We are definitely missing seeing our lovely customers and each other, that’s why it’s so important we all stay connected. Keeping in regular contact over the phone, through email or through video calls will help us all to stay connected right now.

And if online communication isn’t possible – never under estimate the value of a regular telephone call, text or letter in the post to offer social contact and support. It might just make someone’s day.

Helping Hand Environmental are here for you 👋

Contact our friendly team:

📱☎️ 01531 635678
💻 📧sales@helpinghand.co.uk
🖥️ 🖱️HHEnvironmental.co.uk

Look after yourselves & each other💚

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Lending a Helping Hand this Easter

Helping Hand Environmental are delighted to announced The Helping Hand Company has donated £2,500 to Ledbury Food Bank and £2,500 to the Hereford Food Bank UK to help our local communities this Easter.

To date our Helping Hand Community Trust has donated £20,000 to local good causes and projects across Herefordshire & Worcester.

Lisa Preddy, Chair of the Community Trust said “This is exactly what our community scheme was set up to do, to help our local communities in time of need. It’s so wonderful to be able to help out and work with such wonderful organisations who are making a difference to people’s live everyday”

Read more about our company’s wide local community projects: https://www.helpinghand.co.uk/projects-community/