Supermarket giant Tesco has begun trialling in-store recycling machines to encourage customers to recycle their plastic bottles.
The machines, being trialled first in Borehamwood, Swansea, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester will pay customers 10p for every bottle returned.
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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
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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.
That’s not a problem if you’re already at the store to cash in your bottles.
Linda M Baldwin
Used to get money back for your empty glass pop bottles over 40yrs ago, never used to see many discarded.
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 back
I’ll take my blue bin
Is it just Tesco bottles or any bottles bought from any store. I.e. Asda.Sainsburys Morrison’s etc.?
Great... but they be better trying to switch all bottles to glass or a recyclable material
Just like Germany I suppose it’s actually not a bad idea
Owenzy 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.
I’m saving ours up and taking them
Love this !!!
I’m going to be rich beyond my wildest dreams !!!
They are doing this in Australia, its very popular
Brilliant idea, get kids involved they could save.a Fortune by the time they’re 18
Let’s get drinking loads of water
Courtney Jade Prescott
Good idea is this all stores?