The History Of Reverse Vending 1920 to 2014

The History Of Reverse Vending – Reverse Vending Machines

The History of Reverse Vending

The first patent for a “Empty Container Return and Handling Machine” with a coin return mechanism was filed in America on 13th September 1920

The first patent for a “Empty Container Return and Handling Machine” with a coin return mechanism was filed in America on 13th September 1920 by Elmer M Jones and Sue Walker Vance.

The First working Bottle Return Machine was invented and manufactured by “Wicanders” from Sweden used in the late 1950’s.

In 1962 an advanced Automatic Bottle Return Machine was designed by Aage Tveitan and manufactured in Norway by his company Arthur Tveitan ASA. Reverse Vending ® are the First to install reVend Reverse Vending Machines in numerous Sectors → read more

Used in Europe for the last five decades, In most cases Reverse Vending Machines are used in markets that have deposits on beverage containers, offering a highly efficient method of identifying the deposit amount of each container returned and providing a refund to the customer.

Reverse Vending is “proven” technology which has been used for over five decades, these fifth Generation Reverse Vending Machines are able to automate the recovery and recycling of thousands of used beverage containers each week. week.

There are over 100,000 Reverse Vending Machines installed throughout the Globe.Through the capabilities of its reverse vending technology, we offer a range of dynamic initiatives designed to increase the value of the recycling experience for the host and the user.

New 2014 Range of Reverse Vending Machines

Reverse vending machines, (RVM's) are automated machines that utilise advanced technology to identify, sort, collect and process used beverage containers.

Reverse vending machines, (RVM’s) are automated machines that utilise advanced technology to identify, sort, collect and process used beverage containers.

Reverse Vending ® offer a range of dynamic initiatives designed to increase the value of the recycling experience for the host and the user. We have 27 Years Experience.

Reverse Vending Corporation introduced Reverse Vending to the UK and Ireland.

Reverse Vending Machine

Used in Europe for over five decades, In most cases Reverse Vending Recycling Systems are used in markets that have deposits on beverage containers, offering a highly efficient method of identifying the deposit amount of each container returned and providing a refund to the customer, .

With 27 Years Reverse Vending Experience, we are the leaders of innovation in our industry.

In 2004 we designed the First reVend Reverse Vending Machines for vending cup recycling. The “stand alone” machines automate the collection of vending cups, giving the recycler a reward voucher for each vending cup recycled.

Reverse Vending Corporation installed the First Reverse Vending Machine in Scotland

We have launched Scotland’s first reverse vending recycling initiative to encourage more people to switch to greener bus travel and reduce landfill. The innovative scheme is run in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, offering discounted bus travel in return for used drinks cans and plastic bottles.  A hi-tech reverse vending recycling machine has been introduced at Ellon Park and Ride facility, which is used by around 125,000 people every year, allowing commuters to recycle their waste and get cheaper sustainable travel.  It uses advanced barcode technology to identify, sort, collect and recycle steel and aluminium drinks cans, as well as plastic drinks bottles.  Consumers receive a Stagecoach green point for every item recycled at the facility, which they can then redeem for discounted bus travel and other offers.

Stagecoach launched Scotland’s first reverse vending recycling initiative to encourage more people to switch to greener bus travel and reduce landfill. The innovative scheme is run in offered discounted bus travel in return for used drinks cans and plastic bottles. A hi-tech reverse vending recycling machine has been introduced at Ellon Park and Ride facility, which is used by around 125,000 people every year, allowing commuters to recycle their waste and get cheaper sustainable travel. It uses advanced barcode technology to identify, sort, collect and recycle steel and aluminium drinks cans, as well as plastic drinks bottles. Consumers receive a Stagecoach green point for every item recycled at the facility, which they can then redeem for discounted bus travel and other offers. Watch BBC News  Video >>> 

Reverse Vending  installed the “First Reverse Vending Machines” in UK Schools, Colleges, Offices and Universities, years ahead of any competitors.

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Reverse Vending ® invented and designed the technology to enable the safe collection of CFL (mercury containing) Domestic Light Bulbs from IKEA customers. IKEA customers receive a reward for each light bulb recycled.

The reVend Light Bulb Recycling Reverse Vending Machine accepts ALL Domestic Light Bulbs. Each participating light bulb is recognised by the latest Video Recognition System.

The reVend Light Bulb Recycling Reverse Vending Machine accepts ALL Domestic Light Bulbs. Each participating light bulb is recognised by the latest Video Recognition System.

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