Moelwyn Hughes Court, Islington

Project

Moelwyn Hughes Court, London Borough of Islington

Client

London Borough of Islington

With an ongoing emphasis on creating a greener borough in order to reach Islington’s 2030 net zero carbon goal, the London Borough of Islington are reducing carbon by installing more green roof bin housings to promote biodiversity, encourage recycling and reduce the amount of refuse that has to be incinerated.

The sedum green roof units at Moelwyn Hughes Court join hundreds of metroSTOR bin housings already installed across Islington, which are already reducing fire risk and waste costs. The units have been designed for ease of use with in mind, which is essential to optimise recycling participation within neighbourhoods. Clear signage with a strong visual message makes it simple for residents to identify the correct bin for their recyclables, reducing the amount of contaminated recycling that has to be incinerated.

These green roofs dramatically enhance the neighbourhoods they serve, transforming urban landscapes and encouraging wildlife. The sedum roof specification also reduces water run-off and air temperature within the bin stores to help diminish odour.

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