Cash for trash - Sainsbury's tries out 'reverse vending machine' for recycling

Thu, 29/08/2019 - 09:59 -- Editor

A “reverse vending machine” is being tested out at a branch of Sainsbury’s in a trial that is the first of its kind thanks to its inclusion of glass.

The machine, which accepts plastic bottles as well as glass ones, and cans, has been installed at the store in Newbury, Berkshire.

Manufactured by the Norwegian recycling company Tomra the machine, named the T-70 Dual, offers shoppers a financial incentive for depositing their empty bottles and cans – customers will be rewarded with a 5p Sainsbury’s coupon for every drinks container returned.