'˜It's actually not a bad idea' - You have your say as Tesco begins trialling money-back scheme on plastic bottles

Supermarket giant Tesco has begun trialling in-store recycling machines to encourage customers to recycle their plastic bottles.

Thursday, 11th October 2018, 9:05 am
Updated Thursday, 11th October 2018, 11:13 am
Tesco is trialling a money-back scheme on plastic bottles

The machines, being trialled first in Borehamwood, Swansea, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester will pay customers 10p for every bottle returned.

Read More

Read More
Tesco trials money-back scheme on plastic bottles

Similar schemes are already in operation in some Scandinavian countries, as well as Germany, and states in the US and Canada. Tesco is also allowing customers to reuse their own multi-use plastic containers when they buy meat, cheese or fish from deli and fish counters, instead of using single-use plastic bags, products

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Tesco is trialling a money-back scheme on plastic bottles

We asked for your views and here are a selection from Facebook

Good idea. They’ve been doing this for cans and bottles for ages in some states in America for ages. You have to spend the cash back in the store.Kathryn Warbrick

That’s not a problem if you’re already at the store to cash in your bottles.Shell Chapman

Great ideaLinda M Baldwin

Used to get money back for your empty glass pop bottles over 40yrs ago, never used to see many discarded.Andy Slack

That’s goodSheila Higham

In USA/Canada they put the cost on your bottle when you buy it. so if you recycle it you are getting the money back. A bit like the deposit we used to pay the Pop man. In Albert a you take it to a recycle unit to get your money backMarie Jo

I’ll take my blue bin Donna Higham

Is it just Tesco bottles or any bottles bought from any store. I.e. Asda.Sainsburys Morrison’s etc.?Susan Woodhouse

Great... but they be better trying to switch all bottles to glass or a recyclable materialGeorgia Daly

Just like Germany I suppose it’s actually not a bad ideaOwenzy MC Col

About time other countries have had these for years. I’m sure it will encourage more people to recycle. Just need them more accessible really. But a step in the right direction finally.Bernadette Davies

I’m saving ours up and taking themBrittany Clara

Love this !!!Zoe Jackson

I’m going to be rich beyond my wildest dreams !!!Liz Eyre

They are doing this in Australia, its very popularSusan Appleby

Brilliant idea, get kids involved they could save.a Fortune by the time they’re 18Jo Gilles

Let’s get drinking loads of waterCourtney Jade Prescott

Good idea is this all stores?Julia Hayden