Tesco to roll out reverse-vending for recycling , starting with 9 stores in Scotland

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Found 9th Oct 2008
Tesco to roll out reverse-vending for recycling
OP by magaretbunn on PTS

Nine Tesco stores in Scotland will introduce reverse-vending machines to encourage customers to make recycling easier for its customers.

The machines, which will be rolled out in January, reward customers with Clubcard points for recycling bottles and cans.

The machines will use spectrometry and photography to identify objects. They will also shred and compact the waste to help reduce the number of journeys required to collect it.

Reverse vending machines will initially be rolled out at Tesco stores in Alloa, Glasgow, Dalkeith, South Queensferry, Port Glasgow, Irvine, Ayr and Perth.

If the machines prove to be successful, Tesco will look at introducing them to other stores.

The Scottish government announced yesterday (7 October) a 3% improvement in recycling rates to 32%.

Scottish environment secretary Richard Lochhead said: "The latest figures indicate that household waste growth has stopped, and I also understand we are fast approaching the sale of the 200,000th composting bin in Scotland.

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Original Poster

With bonus points disappearing from baby mailing this may be the only way to get lots of points for deals

These machines have been in operation at the Amersham store for months.

Not a hot deal so moved to misc

musicals;3154578

These machines have been in operation at the Amersham store for months.



Are they changing the way you recycle as I just go to the local council recycling bins just now but if you get clubcard points that would sway me towards Tesco's for recycling.

Thanks:?

Same machines been working in Shrewsbury for over 12 months. Great fun when you turn up with 3 bags of plastics (or tins etc) and it doesn't work. They are pretty temperamental.

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MikeT;3154600

Not a hot deal so moved to misc



i think its a deal you getting clubcard points for the stuff you recycle so basically free money

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musicals;3154578

These machines have been in operation at the Amersham store for months.



I was using them in the south of france as far back as 1990 for glass bottles and tins

It's not a deal 'cause it's not something you can buy...

It is however, good information.

So you would not recycle at home and take your recycling 'rubbish' to Tesco's instead. Is this the 'plan'?

:?

Gosh such a modern idea this rewards for recycling lark!

If they ever gave money back on glass bottles in the shops they were bought from or even putting milk in glass bottles and giving them back for re filling. Now that would be a real modern idea;-)

Good old disposable plastic hey!

Anyone else feel that this modern society keep leaping forwards as far as technology goes but steps back in most other ways?

Banned

waj1234;3154661

Gosh such a modern idea this rewards for recycling lark!If they ever … Gosh such a modern idea this rewards for recycling lark!If they ever gave money back on glass bottles in the shops they were bought from or even putting milk in glass bottles and giving them back for re filling. Now that would be a real modern idea;-)Good old disposable plastic hey!Anyone else feel that this modern society keep leaping forwards as far as technology goes but steps back in most other ways?



We are definately backwards at moving forwards :?

t1nker;3154608

Are they changing the way you recycle as I just go to the local council … Are they changing the way you recycle as I just go to the local council recycling bins just now but if you get clubcard points that would sway me towards Tesco's for recycling.Thanks:?


There were long queues in the first few months - then they closed the paper store because of repeated visits from arsonists and then updated the software on the plastic/glass recycling machine so it got even more temperamental. Suddenly the queues disappeared.

Banned

They already have one of these at the Kings Lynn store, but dont give points for it :-(

Holland and other countries have been doing this for decades. About time UK followed suit.

Already have it at Southampton about a year, 4 items (can/bottle) for 1 green point

I read yesterday in the Daily Mail a couple collected enough points from using the recycling machines that they converted the points to air miles and it paid for their £3000 flight on their honeymoon. - Very good idea.

tracy-h;3154786

I read yesterday in the Daily Mail a couple collected enough points from … I read yesterday in the Daily Mail a couple collected enough points from using the recycling machines that they converted the points to air miles and it paid for their £3000 flight on their honeymoon. - Very good idea.



might go rummaging in neighbours recycling boxes on the eve of bin day, and then take a trip up to Scotland.

They apparently spent most evenings trawling the streets picking up litter - thats dedication for you.

Hmmm... don't think Tesco would allow you to accrue enough green clubcard points to pay for a holiday!

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musicals;3154877

Hmmm... don't think Tesco would allow you to accrue enough green clubcard … Hmmm... don't think Tesco would allow you to accrue enough green clubcard points to pay for a holiday!





LOL

You never been on the site paidtoshop, members have bought cars and had 2/3 holidays a year thanks to clubcard deals.

tracy-h;3154786

I read yesterday in the Daily Mail a couple collected enough points from … I read yesterday in the Daily Mail a couple collected enough points from using the recycling machines that they converted the points to air miles and it paid for their £3000 flight on their honeymoon. - Very good idea.



I was going to mention that

They used to do all the bags that were left outside the ordinary recycling bins as well, making loads of points from lazy people

DIVA1977;3155750

LOLYou never been on the site paidtoshop, members have bought cars and … LOLYou never been on the site paidtoshop, members have bought cars and had 2/3 holidays a year thanks to clubcard deals.



Well the staff at my store say that Tesco is now cracking down on this... so holiday while the sun shines (if only).

North Harbour, Portsmouth store has one but has stopped points on all items recycled, now only gives 1 point for every 2 soft drinks cans recycled.

tracy-h;3154786

I read yesterday in the Daily Mail a couple collected enough points from … I read yesterday in the Daily Mail a couple collected enough points from using the recycling machines that they converted the points to air miles and it paid for their £3000 flight on their honeymoon. - Very good idea.



They managed to collect 36,000 air miles!

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