Earn money off for recycling at Sainsburys - 5p off coupon when you recycle a plastic drink bottle or soft drink can
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Earn money off for recycling at Sainsburys - 5p off coupon when you recycle a plastic drink bottle or soft drink can

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Posted 6th JunLocal
Earn money off for recycling at Sainsbury’s 🗑️♻️

Get 5p off voucher for each plastic bottle or can recycled, maxiumum of 500 items per a transaction which is £25!

This was Sainsbury’s in Lincoln on Trittion Road

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On my way with my blue bin 🚮
They could give a option to press for 5p to be added to a fund to supply local food banks at cost instead of printing paper tickets.
In germany its been for ages dont understand why uk so delayed
Great idea, but waste of paper printing a coupon for 5p!! Surely would be better just to give you nectar points
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About time!
Fantastic! Was just about to post this! I used to work at that branch, many years ago. I thought I recognised the car park
On my way with my blue bin 🚮
Good deal. Wonder if they will do roll out to more stores.
In germany its been for ages dont understand why uk so delayed
Great ifea
So u get 5p off for every can/bottle? Wow, looks like my recycling bins going to be empty from now on, I'll just dump all recycling bottles/can in my shed until my local sainsburys follows suit😝
Finally well done Sainsbury for waking up. so when is tesco and others joining 2030
Edited by: "nd4spd" 6th Jun
Please tell me they print out every single 5p coupon?
But good to know, thanks.
Great idea, but waste of paper printing a coupon for 5p!! Surely would be better just to give you nectar points
nd4spd06/06/2019 11:10

Finally well done Sainsbury for waking up. so when is tesco and others …Finally well done Sainsbury for waking up. so when is tesco and others joining 2030


The question is, when does the UK roll this out nation wide like already in many EU countries
romas.cacurinas06/06/2019 11:04

In germany its been for ages dont understand why uk so delayed


agree, its not only Germany tho, most European countries do this and my understanding is it works at manufacturer or goverment level, not supermarket level, so like with the glass IRN BRU bottles (i think this isn't working anymore?). Doesn't matter where you buy it, you can return anywhere.


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Edited by: "Alllfff" 6th Jun
They could give a option to press for 5p to be added to a fund to supply local food banks at cost instead of printing paper tickets.
romas.cacurinas06/06/2019 11:04

In germany its been for ages dont understand why uk so delayed


Probably because people with the same attitude as you who wonders why nothing has been done even though you've done nothing yourself to get it moving here in the UK. It's always down to someone else.
Great deal OP for those that can be bothered to recycle for 5p, I for one will carry on using my recycling bin.
The amount of people that will go round collecting bottles/cans while at a festival
Good news . Hope they get this on my local store
interesting. would be great if tesco will also follow suite and the other supermarkets. i will keep an eye out at sainsburys.

wonder how it will work, whether you pop the bottle into the machine and it prints out a coupon for the number of bottles you have put in?
I think they might need a bigger recycling bin than the one currently sat there.
hows it work? just put in = coupon out?
Waiting in se London for these now I'll save loads of cash when they come
poshaffi06/06/2019 11:08

So u get 5p off for every can/bottle? Wow, looks like my recycling bins …So u get 5p off for every can/bottle? Wow, looks like my recycling bins going to be empty from now on, I'll just dump all recycling bottles/can in my shed until my local sainsburys follows suit😝


And herein lies the issue I have with this. Will it actually increase recycling by much? I doubt it.

It'll just give 5p to those who already recycle anyway.

If someone can't be bothered to put bottles in separate bin at home right now, are they going to be bothered to put it in separate bin then schlep that bin to Sainsbury's and faff about with a machine for a while for the sake of 5p a go? I doubt it.
ssc106/06/2019 11:45

hows it work? just put in = coupon out?


I was wanting to know the same! Surely all cans are different sizes and weight so how much it know how many you've put in, don't say 1 by 1 you'd be there all day lol
Before Lincoln residents get too excited…

Tesco have a few of these machines (the one I know is at Old Trafford). Their machine only accepts smaller bottles (<1 litre, I think). It also reads the barcodes so it rejects anything they don’t stock. Of course, Sainsbury may be different.
Toon_army06/06/2019 11:58

I was wanting to know the same! Surely all cans are different sizes and …I was wanting to know the same! Surely all cans are different sizes and weight so how much it know how many you've put in, don't say 1 by 1 you'd be there all day lol



The machines in other countries (of which this is the same I'm sure) are fairly quick, but you still need to put them in one by one. It's a nightmare to turn up behind an old lady with a huge box of bottles and cans!
romas.cacurinas06/06/2019 11:04

In germany its been for ages dont understand why uk so delayed


Berilliant in Germany, 10c per bottle, The bins are full at football matches. Helps the homeless too.
This has been in Swansea's Tesco for a while now, good machine, something needed nationwide!
Siddy06/06/2019 11:20

They could give a option to press for 5p to be added to a fund to supply …They could give a option to press for 5p to be added to a fund to supply local food banks at cost instead of printing paper tickets.



I'm of mixed minds of that, I at my worst wasn't even able to put food on table after a giro was stolen but the local stereotypes at local church meals for homeless and disadvantaged were getting food parcels from church, parcels from food banks and then talking about how much money they could spend on luxuries now they didn't have to buy food now I am not saying that people that go to food bank are liars but that donating to a food bank doesn't mean the most worthy get it I was turned down for food bank as I didn't get a social work referral but social work refused to give me social worker due to lack of funds to give me one despite having diagnosed depression, ADHD, autism and waiting for a PTSD feedback, and I have a friend who had nervous breakdown and was sectioned, and 2 strokes that can't get social work help and hes in severe debt as after his stroke he had to go on SSP.

Like anything aimed at helping the system is either abused or it doesn't help many that really need it.

On the voucher thing, I had a local shop that had a 3 month trial on 10p per can or bottle, it didn't take milk containers and you could only get a £1 voucher at a time and spend only £1 but it was good whilst it lasted.
romas.cacurinas06/06/2019 11:04

In germany its been for ages dont understand why uk so delayed


Because we have to see the consequences before we act if you know what I mean
romas.cacurinas06/06/2019 11:04

In germany its been for ages dont understand why uk so delayed



UK had this in place many many years ago when coke and lemonade (R Whites) was sold in glass bottles. The milkman use to deliver soft drinks on the milk rounds so this is not a first. The coupon was on the label, didn't stop people littering but gave us school kids extra money as you did not have to spend the refund in the shop.
Edited by: "brains_t" 6th Jun
Liam_18806/06/2019 11:28

The amount of people that will go round collecting bottles/cans while at a …The amount of people that will go round collecting bottles/cans while at a festival


There's people who look in bins for scrap metal, now there will be another lot. My recycle bin would be empty before the council come to take it.
Edited by: "MR1123" 6th Jun
whittyone06/06/2019 11:02

On my way with my blue bin 🚮


Hahahaha, believe it won't be long till we see complains of neighbors saying that someone stole all their recycle bin content
romas.cacurinas06/06/2019 11:04

In germany its been for ages dont understand why uk so delayed


I remember seeing this in Germany like 10years ago. Hope others supermarkets follow this.
Be very wary this scheme rolling out everywhere and prices of your shop will rise even more to compensate supermarkets losses and if I'm not mistaken they will only take products that you have originally bought from them in first place personally I think it's a gimmick if you going to recycle then you will like I always do and who's going to stand in a que with a trolley load of cans to get a couple of quid off there next shop which has already gone up by more than the couple of quid they saved

Also re Tesco they don't want your recycling as they get charged to take it away thats why they stopped wine carriers and replaced them with the empty wine boxes to save money but also to look like they were helping the environment stopped the 5p bags and have you noticed all the fruit n veg boxes at the end of the tills by you taking one you saving Tesco money :/
So I can only presume it will be the same for other supermarkets etc
Edited by: "michael.mcnally" 6th Jun
They're gonna need a bigger box!
plebbygiraffe06/06/2019 11:48

And herein lies the issue I have with this. Will it actually increase …And herein lies the issue I have with this. Will it actually increase recycling by much? I doubt it.It'll just give 5p to those who already recycle anyway.If someone can't be bothered to put bottles in separate bin at home right now, are they going to be bothered to put it in separate bin then schlep that bin to Sainsbury's and faff about with a machine for a while for the sake of 5p a go? I doubt it.


I disagree with you there. For those who don't recycle will have an incentive to recycle to get coupons off their shopping especially those who are loyal to Sainsburys. I rekon alot of loyal customers (whether they recycle or not) will use this device to receive coupons. 10 bottles/cans is 50p, that's not a bad saving for something you just chuck out without thinking twice. Not only is it good for the environment, it is good for Sainsburys as a business. Great to see something like this.
I may put an add online offering £5 for every 500 bottles or cans, take them to Sainsbobs and make £20 profit. My inner entrepreneur is coming out now.
I've just recycled loads but doing this from now on
nd4spd06/06/2019 11:10

Finally well done Sainsbury for waking up. so when is tesco and others …Finally well done Sainsbury for waking up. so when is tesco and others joining 2030


Tesco already does at some stores
This will last less than a month.. Just take all your recycling to Sainsburys.. i will be full within a day.. and people will just leave their stuff in the normal bins.. no one will be taking them home again..
Bins full and nothing will get recycled.
Nice idea but....
I swear they did this a while ago except people kept cutting bits of plastic up such as plastic milk bottles to double up and so stopped it, can’t remember which shop though.
Not in my local I've just checked but heat added as it's green and saves ya pennies xx
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