"We have more than 950 stores across the UK and with the support of the government we could fit a reverse vending machine
in every one of our stores.
The frozen food specialist is the first UK supermarket to install a reverse vending machine
in a bid toreduce the impact of plastic packagingon the environment.
The pilot will see reverse vending machines
installed on site at Co-op pop-up stores at Download in Leicestershire, Latitude in Suffolk, and the Reading and Leeds festivals to help people recycle their plastic bottles.
The OBRC measures only those containers dropped off at the newly launched bottle drop facilities or fed into its reverse vending machines
at grocery stores as having been recycled.
The printed vouchers from reverse vending machine
introduce original incentive and promotional schemes part of retailer marketing program.
When the consumer returns the empty beverage container to the retail store, to a redemption center, or to a reverse vending machine
, the deposit is refunded.
Tomra said that through its Tokyo office it will set up the ''reverse vending machine
,'' the first in Japan, at the large-scale shopping mall opening Wednesday in the town of Mizuho, western Tokyo.
The dark underbelly of clean technology was being investigated on September 26 after the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority revealed its competition officials along with those from the European Commission and EU national authorities raided the offices of reverse vending machine
company Tomra Systems ASA in Norway, Germany and the Netherlands.The raids were carried out after it came to the notice of the competition bodies that Tomra may have been demanding exclusivity agreements to supply reverse vending machines
, which could be considered an abuse of dominant position as defined by Article 82 of the EU Treaty and Article 54 of the European Economic Area Agreement.
Lucky Can--a reverse vending machine
that motivates people to return canned beverage containers for recycling by offering a variety of cash and merchandise prizes and opportunities for participation in environmental programs--is being readied for test in the United States, it was announced recently.
Smaller shops fill bags with empties, while bigger retailers have a reverse vending machine
where bottles and cans are fed in automatically.
The reverse vending machine
will reward customers with a 10p voucher for every plastic bottle brought in the store.
I still remember the first time I saw a reverse vending machine
at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, in 2014, and I put my first plastic bottle into it.