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More rewards for recycling with Reverse Vending Corporation, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo

April 2, 2016

More Rewards at Queens Hospital Romford for Recycling with Reverse Vending “Green Machine”

Dennis Relojo, (member of public) was the winner of a NutriBullet for recycling at Queens Hospital “Green Machine”

With thanks to all – We are now into the sixth month of Queen’s Green Machine in use at Queen’s Hospital.

With this success, we are pleased to inform the 2nd winner of Recycle and Reward. Dennis Relojo (a member of public and a visiting patient) at Queen’s Hospital is the winner of NutriBullet following a draw on 24th March 2016.

 

Dennis Relogo, winner receiving award from Alan Brownlie MIH; MInstLM; LCGI Facilities Manager Queen’s Hospital and The King George Hospital,

Dennis Relojo, (member of public) was the winner receiving award (a  NutriBullet) from Alan Brownlie MIH; MInstLM; LCGI Facilities Manager Queen’s Hospital and The King George Hospital,

 

The reward offering will be changed throughout the year to keep the recycler interested and motivated, the latest reward offering will be displayed on the large  digital (smart) online signage screens around the Hospital.

The next winner will win a £100 worth of Sodexo vouchers, valid in major high street shops. The draw will take place on Wednesday, 22nd June 2016.

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First Reward

The first reward was a prize draw to win Fit-Bit sponsored by Sodexo to encourage Health and Well-being.

The first draw happened on 29th January 2016 and the winner was Gill Sullivan from Sodexo

Gill Sullivan, Green Machine - Recycle and Reward first Winner.

Gill Sullivan, Green Machine – Recycle and Reward first Winner.

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Here are the details of the last winner 

 

Recycle and Reward

The machine will automate the collection of used beverage containers (used Plastic drink bottles and used drink cans) and reward the recycler with a reward voucher.

By rewarding the recycler we know that we are able to increase recycling activity and awareness, whilst reducing litter.

state of the art Reverse Vending technology and even compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

State of the art Reverse Vending technology  compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

Reduction in Waste Costs

The reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed at Queens Hospital uses state of the art Reverse Vending technology and even compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

With a large storage capacity and compaction of the items, the machine requires less emptying, reducing staff time as waste volume and quantity is reduced in other onsite bins. When the machine is full, the machine sends email alerts allowing for the resources to be collected and stored on site until a large enough quantity is collected. Installing one Reverse Vending Machine has the equivalent C02 saving of taking 2,000 cars off the road.

Queens Hospital is the first to install this unique reverse vending recycling machine in the UK. Customers who recycle their used drink cans and drink plastic bottles will automatically receive a reward voucher from the recycling machine to use in-store.

 

The new range of recycling machines will help increase national recycling amounts and assist companies and organisations comply with their recycling targets and environmental recycling obligations.

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The Trust has a strong commitment to be Sustainable in its operations and reduce its impact on the environment and enhance our patients and visitors experience.  To accomplish this, we work in conjunction with our contractors to deliver our Sustainability objectives by implementing various projects and initiatives.

This particular Queen’s Green Machine initiative will help with :

  • Highlighting an example of the Trust working in partnership with  partners such as Sodexo and achieving mutual objectives
  • Provide additional option/facilities for staff, patients and visitors to recycle more and reward for it.
  • Helps in increasing recycling rates (by avoiding some of the bottles/cans ending in clinical or food waste bins).
  • A good public image of the Trust and contractors in promoting Sustainability and helping the environment.
  • Wider benefits through various targeted rewards/prizes over the time.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo, installed their “Green Machine” over 6 months ago.

For further details please visit www.reVend.co.uk

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo

 

 

The First in the UK – The First to install a reVend® EC GDO Reverse Vending Recycling Machine in the UK

March 2, 2016

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo, have today received Awards for installing an innovative reverse vending recycling machine for the collection and recycling of used PET Plastic drink bottles and used Drink cans at Queens Hospital Romford.

 

Today 2nd March 2016

Queen’s Green Machine – presentation from Reverse Vending Corporation to BHR NHS Trust and Sodexo

Left to right: John McMullan, Site Director | Alan Brownlie, Facilities Manager (retail) from Sodexo | and Hyder Mohammad, Sustainability Manager, | Peter Harris, Head of Estates | Michael Graves, Hard FM Manager from BHR NHS Trust

Left to right: John McMullan, Site Director | Alan Brownlie, Facilities Manager (retail) from Sodexo | and Hyder Mohammad, Sustainability Manager, | Peter Harris, Head of Estates | Michael Graves, Hard FM Manager from BHR NHS Trust

Reverse Vending Corporation presented awards today at Queens Hospital Ronford for the First reVend

The First to install a reVend® EC GDO Reverse Vending Recycling Machine

The unique recycling machine was designed and built following months of research and teamwork to enable the Queens Hospital to capture and recycle used drink containers used “On the Go” at Queens Hospital.

This is the “FIRST” of this model recycling machine of its type and has been jointly designed by Reverse Vending Corporation, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo.

The machine was developed by Reverse Vending Corporation.

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.

Recycle and Reward

The machine will automate the collection of used beverage containers (used Plastic drink bottles and used drink cans) and reward the recycler with a reward voucher.

The next winner will win a NutriBullet – to make delicious, nutrious smoothies with the nutrition extractor. The draw will take place on Thursday, 24th March 2016.

The reward offering will be changed throughout the year to keep the recycler interested and motivated, the latest reward offering will be displayed on the large  digital (smart) online signage screens around the Hospital.

By rewarding the recycler we know that we are able to increase recycling activity and awareness, whilst reducing litter.

state of the art Reverse Vending technology and even compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

State of the art Reverse Vending technology  compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

Reduction in Waste Costs

The reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed at Queens Hospital uses state of the art Reverse Vending technology and even compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

With a large storage capacity and compaction of the items, the machine requires less emptying, reducing staff time as waste volume and quantity is reduced in other onsite bins. When the machine is full, the machine sends email alerts allowing for the resources to be collected and stored on site until a large enough quantity is collected. Installing one Reverse Vending Machine has the equivalent C02 saving of taking 2,000 cars off the road.

Queens Hospital is the first to install this unique reverse vending recycling machine in the UK. Customers who recycle their used drink cans and drink plastic bottles will automatically receive a reward voucher from the recycling machine to use in-store.

 

The new range of recycling machines will help increase national recycling amounts and assist companies and organisations comply with their recycling targets and environmental recycling obligations.

Queens_green_machine_2

bhrut-logo    sodexo-logo336-623318

The Trust has a strong commitment to be Sustainable in its operations and reduce its impact on the environment and enhance our patients and visitors experience.  To accomplish this, we work in conjunction with our contractors to deliver our Sustainability objectives by implementing various projects and initiatives.

This particular Queen’s Green Machine initiative will help with :

  • Highlighting an example of the Trust working in partnership with  partners such as Sodexo and achieving mutual objectives
  • Provide additional option/facilities for staff, patients and visitors to recycle more and reward for it.
  • Helps in increasing recycling rates (by avoiding some of the bottles/cans ending in clinical or food waste bins).
  • A good public image of the Trust and contractors in promoting Sustainability and helping the environment.
  • Wider benefits through various targeted rewards/prizes over the time.

For further details please visit www.reVend.co.uk

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo

 

 

The First in the UK – A newly designed and built reVend Reverse Vending Recycling “Recycle and Reward” Machine installed at Queens Hospital Romford

February 5, 2016

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo, have installed an innovative reverse vending recycling machine for the collection and recycling of used PET Plastic drink bottles and used Drink cans at Queens Hospital Romford.

There are over 100,000 Reverse Vending Machines installed around the World, this is the First one in Essex.

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The unique recycling machine was designed and built following months of research and teamwork to enable the Queens Hospital to capture and recycle used drink containers used “On the Go” at Queens Hospital. This is an additional facilities option for staff, patients and visitors to encourage and incentivise for doing more recycling in the Hospital.

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Recycle and Reward

The initiative is brought in partnership with the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo. The rewards will vary to match the objectives and deliverables at the Trust.

First Reward

The first reward was a prize draw to win Fit-Bit sponsored by Sodexo to encourage Health and Well-being.

The first draw happened on 29th January 2016 and the winner is Gill Sullivan from Sodexo

Gill Sullivan, Green Machine - Recycle and Reward first Winner.

Gill Sullivan from Sodexo receiving her reward a Fit-bit and certificate presented by Neil Woodhouse from Sodexo – Costa Healthcare

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The first reward was a prize draw to win Fit-Bit sponsored by Sodexo to encourage Health and Well-being.

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This is the “FIRST” of this model recycling machine of its type and has been jointly designed by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo.

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The machine was developed by Reverse Vending Corporation.

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.

Recycle and Reward

The machine will automate the collection of used beverage containers (used Plastic drink bottles and used drink cans) and reward the recycler with a reward voucher.

The machine will automate the collection of used beverage containers (used Plastic drink bottles and used drink cans) and reward the recycler with a reward voucher

The machine will automatically dispense  a reward voucher

The reward offering will be changed throughout the year to keep the recycler interested and motivated, the latest reward offering will be displayed on the large 32” built in digital (smart) online signage screen on the machine.

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By rewarding the recycler we know that we are able to increase recycling activity and awareness, whilst reducing litter.

state of the art Reverse Vending technology and even compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

State of the art Reverse Vending technology  compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

Reduction in Waste Costs

The reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed at Queens Hospital uses state of the art Reverse Vending technology and even compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

With a large storage capacity and compaction of the items, the machine requires less emptying, reducing staff time as waste volume and quantity is reduced in other onsite bins. When the machine is full, the machine sends email alerts allowing for the resources to be collected and stored on site until a large enough quantity is collected. Installing one Reverse Vending Machine has the equivalent C02 saving of taking 2,000 cars off the road.

Queens Hospital is the first to install this unique reverse vending recycling machine in the UK. Customers who recycle their used drink cans and drink plastic bottles will automatically receive a reward voucher from the recycling machine to use in-store.

 

The new range of recycling machines will help increase national recycling amounts and assist companies and organisations comply with their recycling targets and environmental recycling obligations.

Queens_green_machine_2

The machine will be officially launched by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo in the near future

 

The next winner will win a NutriBullet – to make delicious, nutrious smoothies with the nutrition extractor. The draw will take place on Thursday, 24th March 2016.

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For further details please visit www.reVend.co.uk

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The Trust has a strong commitment to be Sustainable in its operations and reduce its impact on the environment and enhance our patients and visitors experience.  To accomplish this, we work in conjunction with our contractors to deliver our Sustainability objectives by implementing various projects and initiatives.

This particular Queen’s Green Machine initiative will help with :

  • Highlighting an example of the Trust working in partnership with  partners such as Sodexo and achieving mutual objectives
  • Provide additional option/facilities for staff, patients and visitors to recycle more and reward for it.
  • Helps in increasing recycling rates (by avoiding some of the bottles/cans ending in clinical or food waste bins).
  • A good public image of the Trust and contractors in promoting Sustainability and helping the environment.
  • Wider benefits through various targeted rewards/prizes over the time.

The First in the UK – A newly designed and built reVend Reverse Vending Recycling “Recycle and Reward” Machine installed at Queens Hospital Romford

November 1, 2015

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo, have installed an innovative reverse vending recycling machine for the collection and recycling of used PET Plastic drink bottles and used Drink cans at Queens Hospital Romford.

 A newly designed and built reVend Reverse Vending Recycling “Recycle and Reward” Machine installed at Queens Hospital Romford

A newly designed and built reVend Reverse Vending Recycling “Recycle and Reward” Machine installed at Queens Hospital Romford

The unique recycling machine was designed and built following months of research and teamwork to enable the Queens Hospital to capture and recycle used drink containers used “On the Go” at Queens Hospital.

This is the “FIRST” of this model recycling machine of its type and has been jointly designed by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo.

IMG_2206

The machine was developed by Reverse Vending Corporation.

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.

Recycle and Reward

The machine will automate the collection of used beverage containers (used Plastic drink bottles and used drink cans) and reward the recycler with a reward voucher.

The machine will automate the collection of used beverage containers (used Plastic drink bottles and used drink cans) and reward the recycler with a reward voucher

The machine will automatically dispense  a reward voucher

The reward offering will be changed throughout the year to keep the recycler interested and motivated, the latest reward offering will be displayed on the large 32” built in digital (smart) online signage screen on the machine.

digitaltv

By rewarding the recycler we know that we are able to increase recycling activity and awareness, whilst reducing litter.

state of the art Reverse Vending technology and even compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

State of the art Reverse Vending technology  compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

Reduction in Waste Costs

The reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed at Queens Hospital uses state of the art Reverse Vending technology and even compacts items by up to 90% of their original volumes and stores them ready for recycling

With a large storage capacity and compaction of the items, the machine requires less emptying, reducing staff time as waste volume and quantity is reduced in other onsite bins. When the machine is full, the machine sends email alerts allowing for the resources to be collected and stored on site until a large enough quantity is collected. Installing one Reverse Vending Machine has the equivalent C02 saving of taking 2,000 cars off the road.

Queens Hospital is the first to install this unique reverse vending recycling machine in the UK. Customers who recycle their used drink cans and drink plastic bottles will automatically receive a reward voucher from the recycling machine to use in-store.

 

The new range of recycling machines will help increase national recycling amounts and assist companies and organisations comply with their recycling targets and environmental recycling obligations.

Queens_green_machine_2

The machine will be officially launched by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sodexo in the near future

 

For further details please visit www.reVend.co.uk

Reverse Vending Scotland support for Deposit Return Scheme

May 23, 2015

70% Support Bottle Return Scheme in Scotland 

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IKEA Reverse Vending Machine gives 10p reward for each used IKEA drink can or bottle returned through a Reverse Vending Machine

ALMOST four out of five Scots back the introduction of a deposit refund system for drinks in bottles and cans, a survey has found.

The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS) said Scottish ministers are now “looking positively” at such a scheme in a bid to increase recycling rates.

The Scottish Government already has the power to introduce such an initiative under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act of 2009 and APRS has now published polling showing 78.8 per cent are in favour of this.

While shoppers would have to pay a deposit when buying drinks in cans and bottles, this would be refunded to them when they returned their empty containers.

Results from pilot “reverse vending machines”, in which people put bottles and cans to obtain a refund,  in Edinburgh have been encouraging, according to APRS, while similar schemes are up and running in Denmark, Canada and Germany.

The research by Survation showed that 41.1 per cent of people are strongly in favour of such a scheme, with a further 37.7 per cent giving it “somewhat support”.

National deposit return systems already operate in many other countries, as a measure to improve recycling and cut litter. The systems see customers pay a small cash deposit when they buy a drink in a can or bottle, and get the money back when they return the item to a collection point. The items can then be recycled into new containers or other packaging.

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Thanks to trials from Zero Waste Scotland and IKEA you can get something back for recycling! Image courtesy of Reverse Vending Corporation

Only 3.3 per cent strongly oppose it, with a further 5.2 per cent being somewhat against the move, leaving 12.7 per cent who are neither for or against it.

APRS director John Mayhew said: “These results are a robust mandate for ministers to do the right thing and bring in a deposit refund system for Scotland.

“We know it works in other countries, tackling litter, reducing waste, boosting recycling and supporting good new jobs in the circular economy.

“We also know that the current approach means cans and bottles end up as landfill and litter, wasting resources, spoiling our environment on land and at sea, and forcing up costs to councils across Scotland.

“As with the carrier-bag charge, some in big business will complain about it in advance, even though it’s roughly cost-neutral, and as with the carrier-bag charge the evidence from elsewhere is that a deposit refund system will just work for Scotland.”

WWF Scotland director, Lang Banks said: “Deposit and return systems which encourage refilling and recycling have been shown to work successfully elsewhere, so it’s very encouraging to see the vast majority of Scots would welcome their introduction here.

“We currently live very wasteful lifestyles which in turn damages nature and our climate. And, if everyone in the world used the amount of resources we do, we would need three planets to survive.

“Therefore, reducing the amount of waste we produce coupled with achieving much higher levels of recycling is essential if Scotland is reduce its environmental and carbon footprints.”

Zero Waste Scotland’s research has assessed the benefits and challenges of a deposit return system in Scotland, gathering evidence from a range of key players including deposit return experts and operators in other countries; drinks companies and trade bodies; retailers and logistics companies.

The study explores the role that such a scheme could play in reducing litter, complementing local authority recycling services, and improving recyclate quality.  It also considers the potential costs of such a system. The study models what a Scottish system could look like, based on a comprehensive comparison of other systems operated across the globe.  The model included a deposit of between 10p and 20p per item, and covered all drinks and containers, including bottles, cans and cartons.

Image courtesy of Reverse Vending Corporation

Image courtesy of Reverse Vending Corporation

Today’s report is being launched in tandem with a call for evidence to industry and other stakeholders on the role of a deposit return system.

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said:

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “It’s vital that we consider fresh approaches to boosting recycling rates and capturing the value of materials which would otherwise be sent straight to landfill. Through this pilot, we want to assess the impact of this approach which has proved successful around the world, including in Germany, South Australia and Scandinavia. It’s important we change the way people view waste in Scotland and we’ll be looking at how incentivising these recycling schemes impacts on recycling rates and complements other schemes designed to capture valuable materials, including kerbside, recycling centres and banks.”

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland,

“Scotland has set ambitious targets for moving towards zero waste, and we know that many drinks cans and bottles are not currently being recycled and may end up as very visible litter.

“Deposit return systems have been used in many other parts of the world to prevent waste and increase recycling.  So this new report, which assesses how such a scheme could work in Scotland, is an important contribution to the debate about how we achieve our zero waste goals and move towards a more circular economy.

“The research explores how a deposit return system could work in Scotland, and the issues to consider in designing and implementing a system.  That’s why we are also launching a call for evidence today to understand the impacts of such a system and how it could work most effectively.”

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said:

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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead

“I welcome the work done by Zero Waste Scotland in putting together this study and report.  And I will be interested to see additional evidence from industry and stakeholders in due course.

“A scheme like the deposit return has the potential to be very beneficial for the environment – reducing litter and boosting the recycling of these materials and their value.  As we have seen with carrier bag charging, attaching a value to something can be very effective in helping us make small but important changes.

“Countries such as Germany, Sweden and Norway already have such systems in place as do parts of Canada, Australia and the United States.  I am keen to explore the opportunities for Scotland from deposit return and will be highlighting these studies with my counterparts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to invite them to do likewise.”

 

Source :  http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/environment/78-support-bottle-deposit-scheme.126878730

Source :  http://www.reversevending.co.uk/

Drinks Cash Deposit Scheme in Scotland – New Report Explores Options

May 14, 2015

 

Drinks Cash Deposit Scheme in Scotland – New Report Explores Options

Zero Waste Scotland Calls for Evidence

 

A new report investigating the options for a refundable cash deposit for recycling drinks bottles and cans in Scotland has been released today (Thursday 14th May) by Zero Waste Scotland.

Image courtesy of Reverse Vending Corporation

Image courtesy of Reverse Vending Corporation

National deposit return systems already operate in many other countries, as a measure to improve recycling and cut litter. The systems see customers pay a small cash deposit when they buy a drink in a can or bottle, and get the money back when they return the item to a collection point. The items can then be recycled into new containers or other packaging.

Recycle and Reward , IKEA , Zero Waste Scotland , Reverse Vending ,

Thanks to trials from Zero Waste Scotland and IKEA you can get something back for recycling! Image courtesy of Reverse Vending Corporation

Zero Waste Scotland’s research has assessed the benefits and challenges of a deposit return system in Scotland, gathering evidence from a range of key players including deposit return experts and operators in other countries; drinks companies and trade bodies; retailers and logistics companies.

The study explores the role that such a scheme could play in reducing litter, complementing local authority recycling services, and improving recyclate quality.  It also considers the potential costs of such a system. The study models what a Scottish system could look like, based on a comprehensive comparison of other systems operated across the globe.  The model included a deposit of between 10p and 20p per item, and covered all drinks and containers, including bottles, cans and cartons.

Image courtesy of Reverse Vending Corporation

Image courtesy of Reverse Vending Corporation

Today’s report is being launched in tandem with a call for evidence to industry and other stakeholders on the role of a deposit return system.

 

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said:

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “It’s vital that we consider fresh approaches to boosting recycling rates and capturing the value of materials which would otherwise be sent straight to landfill. Through this pilot, we want to assess the impact of this approach which has proved successful around the world, including in Germany, South Australia and Scandinavia. It’s important we change the way people view waste in Scotland and we’ll be looking at how incentivising these recycling schemes impacts on recycling rates and complements other schemes designed to capture valuable materials, including kerbside, recycling centres and banks.”

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland,

“Scotland has set ambitious targets for moving towards zero waste, and we know that many drinks cans and bottles are not currently being recycled and may end up as very visible litter.

“Deposit return systems have been used in many other parts of the world to prevent waste and increase recycling.  So this new report, which assesses how such a scheme could work in Scotland, is an important contribution to the debate about how we achieve our zero waste goals and move towards a more circular economy.

“The research explores how a deposit return system could work in Scotland, and the issues to consider in designing and implementing a system.  That’s why we are also launching a call for evidence today to understand the impacts of such a system and how it could work most effectively.”

 

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said:

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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead

“I welcome the work done by Zero Waste Scotland in putting together this study and report.  And I will be interested to see additional evidence from industry and stakeholders in due course.

“A scheme like the deposit return has the potential to be very beneficial for the environment – reducing litter and boosting the recycling of these materials and their value.  As we have seen with carrier bag charging, attaching a value to something can be very effective in helping us make small but important changes.

“Countries such as Germany, Sweden and Norway already have such systems in place as do parts of Canada, Australia and the United States.  I am keen to explore the opportunities for Scotland from deposit return and will be highlighting these studies with my counterparts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to invite them to do likewise.”

 

Editor’s Notes

  •  The full report and Call for Evidence are available at http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/DepositReturnSystems
  • Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to support the delivery of its Zero Waste Plan and other low carbon and resource efficiency policy priorities.
  • Zero Waste Scotland is helping Scotland to become more efficient in its use of resources. As a facilitator and enabler of change, we help to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and promote responsible water use – all as part of a journey towards a low-carbon, sustainable economy.
  • Zero Waste Scotland has six key delivery priorities for 2014-15. These are: Supporting a circular economy; Harnessing the value of recycling; Transforming attitudes to food waste; Reducing the impacts of litter; Implementing resource efficiency savings; Accelerating the development of low carbon heat.
  • More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found at www.zerowastescotland.org.uk . You can also keep up to date with the latest from Zero Waste Scotland though via our social media channels – Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus | LinkedIn

For media enquiries contact:

Claire Munro, PR Manager
t: 01786 239791
m: 07702976594
e: claire.munro@zerowastescotland.org.uk

Reverse Vending Machine installed at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts) London

April 23, 2015

A  reVend  Reverse Vending Recycling machine supplied by Reverse Vending Corporation was today (23rd April 2015)  installed in the Main Entrance of St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts) London.

St Bartholomew's Hospital (Barts), is a leading, internationally renowned teaching hospital based in the City of London.

St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts), is a leading, internationally renowned teaching hospital based in the City of London.

Reverse Vending at St Bartholomew's Hospital (Barts),

Reverse Vending at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts),

The  Reverse Vending Recycling machine installed in the Main Entrance is giving staff, patients and visitors the opportunity to be rewarded for recycling.

The reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine issues a voucher enabling the recycler to enter a competition to win a bike.

Reverse Vending at St Bartholomew's Hospital (Barts),

Reverse Vending at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts),

Reverse Vending at St Bartholomew's Hospital (Barts),

Reverse Vending at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts) recyclers could “Win this Bike”!

This reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine accepts used drink containers , diverting valuable resources from Landfill

The reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine then segregates, compacts and stores the  empty used drink cans and used drink bottles, giving the user a reward.

Reverse Vending at St Bartholomew's Hospital (Barts),

Reverse Vending Machine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts) compacts the used drink bottles and drink cans, ready for recycling

The reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine, reduces the need for bin emptying and reduces waste volumes allowing for the products to be bailed and sold, leading to cost savings and carbon savings.

St Bartholomew's Hospital (Barts), is a leading, internationally renowned teaching hospital based in the City of London.

St Bartholomew’s Hospital (Barts), is a leading, internationally renowned teaching hospital based in the City of London.

The machines sends an email when it is nearly full and needs emptying

revend Telemetry

revend Telemetry

Barts Health NHS Trust are leading the way 

This will be the third Reverse Vending Machine (supplied by Reverse Vending Corporation) the organisation has installed – the first, at their Whipps Cross Hospital site has recycled so many plastic bottles that stacked end to end they would reach around the circumference of the London Eye.

First reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed ina Hospital

First reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed in a Hospital

Here is the Story about the Whipps Cross Hospital Machine >> Webpage 

This will be the third Reverse Vending Machine (supplied by Reverse Vending Corporation) the organisation has installed – the second, at their Royal London Hospital site has recycled so many plastic bottles that stacked end to end they would reach around the circumference of the London Eye.

Recycle your empty container at the site in the Reverse Vending Machine by; Placing your empty can or bottle into the machine Listening to the crushing Pressing the screen or button to receive a voucher

Recycle your empty container at the site in the Reverse Vending Machine by;
Placing your empty can or bottle into the machine
Listening to the crushing
Pressing the screen or button to receive a voucher

Here is the Story about the London Royal Hospital Reverse Vending Machine > > Webpage

 

The reVend Reverse Vending Machines have  won a coveted Green Apple Award >> Webpage

The Reverse Vending Team with their Green Apple Award at the Houses of Parliament award ceremnony

The Reverse Vending Team with their Green Apple Award at the Houses of Parliament award ceremnony

 

Barts Health NHS Trust sends zero waste to landfill, and is constantly pushing boundaries in healthcare waste management. Working in partnership with Skanska, waste costs have been reduced by over £2 million over the last 3 years.

This has been achieved through a behavioural change and audit team who offer clinical waste segregation training to all staff, alongside the streamlining of collections. Our hard work has been externally recognised, with the trust being the first NHS Trust in the UK to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Waste.

Source of Original Story >>https://reversevending.wordpress.com/

Barts Health NHS Trust install intelligent reVend Reverse Vending Recycling Machines

April 6, 2015

A new reVend  Reverse Vending Recycling machine supplied by Reverse Vending Corporation is installed in the Main Entrance of Royal London Hospital.

reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed at the Royal London Hospital

reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed at the Royal London Hospital

The new  Reverse Vending Recycling machine installed in the Main Entrance is giving staff, patients and visitors the opportunity to be rewarded for recycling.

The reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine issues a 10p drinks voucher for every drinks bottle or can deposited into the machine, this voucher can then be used in the hospitals 5th floor restaurant or the coffee shop in the main reception.

Recycle your empty container at the site in the Reverse Vending Machine by;  Placing your empty can or bottle into the machine Listening to the crushing Pressing the screen or button to receive a voucher

Reverse Vending Corporation are the First to install reVend Reverse Vending Machines in Hospitals

This reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine automatically recognises each participating used drink container using the latest material and shape recognition technology.

reVend Reverse Vending Material and Shape Recognition System

reVend Reverse Vending Material and Shape Recognition System

The reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine then segregates, compacts and stores the  empty used drink cans and used drink bottles, giving the user a reward or a chance to donate to chosen charities.

Compacted Can from reVend Reverse Vending Machine is reduced to 90% of original size

Compacted Can from reVend Reverse Vending Machine

The reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine, reduces the need for bin emptying and reduces waste volumes allowing for the products to be bailed and sold, leading to cost savings and carbon savings.

A new Reverse Vending recycling machine installed in the Main Entrance of Royal London Hospital

A new Reverse Vending recycling machine installed in the Main Entrance of Royal London Hospital

 

This machine can store up to 1,000 cans and 500 plastic bottles at once, that’s enough to completely fill the back of a London Taxi!

 

The machines sends an email when it is nearly full and needs emptying

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Barts Health NHS Trust are leading the way 

This will be the second Reverse Vending Machine (supplied by Reverse Vending Corporation) the organisation has installed – the first, at their Whipps Cross Hospital site has recycled so many plastic bottles that stacked end to end they would reach around the circumference of the London Eye.

Here is the Story about the Whipps Cross Hospital Machine >> Webpage 

The reVend Reverse Vending Machine won a coveted Green Apple Award >> Webpage

The Reverse Vending Team with their Green Apple Award at the Houses of Parliament award ceremnony

The Reverse Vending Team with their Green Apple Award at the Houses of Parliament award ceremnony

 

Barts Health NHS Trust sends zero waste to landfill, and is constantly pushing boundaries in healthcare waste management. Working in partnership with Skanska, waste costs have been reduced by over £2 million over the last 3 years.

This has been achieved through a behavioural change and audit team who offer clinical waste segregation training to all staff, alongside the streamlining of collections. Our hard work has been externally recognised, with the trust being the first NHS Trust in the UK to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for Waste.

Source of Original Story >> NHSSustainabilityday.com

Winners of 2014 Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice for Reverse Vending

November 13, 2014

Project Title: Reverse Vending of Bottles and Cans at Barts NHS Health Trust

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Barts Health NHS Trust, working in partnership with Skanska, wanted to introduce an incentivised recycling program that will reward individuals for recycling their empty drink cans and PET plastic bottles. By encouraging individuals with incentives, which include local charity donation and discount off drinks in the hospital restaurant, it is hoped that we can encourage individuals to change their behaviours to  become more environmentally responsible.

The Reverse Vending Team with their Green Apple Award at the Houses of Parliament award ceremnony

The Reverse Vending Team with their Green Apple Award at the Houses of Parliament award ceremony

It is hoped that over time, this Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) will reduce the carbon footprint of the waste management operation. This will be achieved by reducing waste volumes, on site separation, and through reducing waste collections. This reduction will be measured with the auditable data trail created on an online portal.

The programme is part of a wider waste initiative by the Trust aimed at supporting the Trust in improving compliance, knowledge & skills, reducing environmental impact, reducing production and making residual waste a commodity.

By installing the RVM, The Trust became the ‘First Hospital Trust in the World to install a ReVend Reverse Vending Machine’. We hope to use this project as a case study for future projects and to set an example to other hospital trusts and businesses as to the possibilities waste can produce.

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The Green Apple Award was presented at the Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster

In the first month of the project being installed, Barts Health NHS Trust has diverted over 3000 bottles and cans, creating a separate waste stream. This is already having noticeable benefits on bin emptying rates with reductions of two bags a day.

In the first few weeks, over 50 staff members have been educated about the machine. This, along with news articles published on the hospital intranet and through planned media campaigns, we hope to improve use of the machine by another 20%.

While managing the waste the Barts Health NHS Trust and Skanska partnership have built links with local business and our contractors, encouraging them to become future proof. Skanska and Barts Health NHS trust are helping to introduce Reverse Vending Machines into the UK Market.

The Barts Health and Skanska partnership are already using the case study to encourage further business growth. Sharing the study with other companies in the hope of sharing environmental best practice.

Operating transparently, the commitment shown is already encouraging future machines for crushing renal plastic bottles. Reducing the shipment of ‘air’ is essential in reducing the carbon footprint and costs of the waste operations.

Winners of a 2014 Green Apple Award

Winners of a 2014 Green Apple Award

 

 “First Hospital in the World ” to install a reVend Reverse Vending Machine

Barts Health NHS Trust working in partnership with Skanska have become the “First Hospital in the World to install a ReVend Reverse Vending Machine (RVM)”. The installation of the machine at Whipps Cross Hospital,  has led to the creation of a used beverage container recycling programme. This program is aimed at motivating and incentivising individuals to recycle, by offering incentives of a 10p voucher off drinks or a donation to the hospitals charity. The separation of these materials from other waste has created a separate commoditised waste stream, with the creation of local business ties to buy, collect and sell the resources, reinvesting any money made into patient care.

The Trust already diverts 100% of waste from landfill. Domestic waste is separated for recycling at a Materials Recycling Facility, with non-recyclables converted into Refuse Derived Fuel. By investing in the RVM, the Trust can progressively move up the waste hierarchy.

The Reverse Vending Machine technology automates the recognition / collection /compaction and storage of used beverage drink cans and PET Plastic Bottles, reducing the need for human intervention. Recovering the items at the creation source reduces emissions and makes items ready for recycling, helping to shorten the closed recycling loop.

First reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed ina Hospital

First reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed in a Hospital

The installation of the Reverse Vending Machine has helped to advertise the long standing commitment from the Trust to reduce waste, increase recycling and lead innovation. Fitting to sustainability agendas, it is hope that the practice will facilitate further discussion and thinking around sustainable resource usage.

It is hoped that the machine will be cost neutral, with savings from reduced waste pickups, increased staff efficiency and revenue generated from the machine balancing the costs of leasing and financing the incentives.

There are also large carbon savings to be made by using this machine. This was an important factor when installing the machine, as the Trust has a carbon savings commitment and wanted to reduce the number of waste vehicles collecting from site.

 

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The ReVend Reverse Vending Machine automatically sends a text or email when the storage container needs to be emptied, reducing the need for staff to keep checking the machine.  With a capacity of well over  1,000 items, this drastically reduces staff collections.

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First reVend Reverse Vending Machine installed in a Hospital

This very important installation, shows real recycling statistics in real time, which can be accessed through an online portal. This data gives us total transparency, and provides real auditable statistics of used beverage drink containers.  European Governments are using similar machines in their “Deposit Systems”.

The staff at the hospital have been highly committed to making the machine a success, spreading the message through media and word of mouth. Restaurant staff separate recyclables which have been left on tables and trays. Staff have also commented on the reduction of the number of times they need to empty the bins, and say that is allowing them to undertake other important jobs in the restaurant.

Talks and on the spot demos have been offered to staff during lunch hours, educating over 30 individuals on the benefits of using it to recycle items. There has been a keen interest with staff bringing in bottles from home to recycle goods.

For further information visit : http://www.reversevending.co.uk