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Get £2 off Ladda AA 00240585 or Ladda AAA 30240584 rechargeable batteries when you recycle any Light Bulb at IKEA Gateshead Light Bulb Reverse Vending Machine in March 2016

March 1, 2016

Get £2 off Ladda AA 00240585 or Ladda AAA 30240584 rechargeable batteries

When you recycle any Light Bulb at IKEA Gateshead  Light Bulb Machine in March 2016

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.

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.

 

Product Detail Ladda AA 00240585 or Ladda AAA 30240584 rechargeable batteries

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Valid from 1st March 2016  to 31st March 2916

The battery is ready to use. You can use the battery for all kinds of products, such as MP3 players, cameras, toys, clocks and remote controls

The Light Bulb Reverse Vending Recycling Machines are sited in prominent positions for the Public to see the initiative in action as they need to be encouraged to improve recycling.

Low energy bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, we want to stop that going into people’s dustbins and landfill

This machine takes the bulb away and rewards the customer, the machine recognises that it is a light bulb

The recycler is guided through the simple process by an exciting touch screen menu, the user then receives a reward incentive voucher, automatically dispensed by the machine.

The touch screen enables the user to choose from a large selection of different rewards, the user may even choose to donate to charity.

The user may choose a voucher for Free Coffee or they may choose to donate 10 pence to one of the four Corporate Charities UNICEF ,WWF , Save The Children, The Woodland Trust

Donate to a charity or receive a free minilamp

Donate to a charity or receive an exciting offer

reVend worked closely with IKEA, conducting a 14 month pilot at IKEA Lakeside testing Customer interface, incentive rewards and technology.

IKEA and customer requirements were studied by reVend when using the new technology and compliance with Legislative Drivers.

reVend Light Bulb Recycling Machine
The reVend Light Bulb Reverse Vending Recycling machine was developed by reVend utilising existing proven reverse vending platforms with added new technologies including mercury fume extractors, soft drop mechanism and light bulb video recognition.

The Light Bulb Recognition Database is updated regularly.The machines are automatically updated via telemetry from anywhere in the world by authorised users.If a new light bulb is launched on the market, the database is updated automatically to all reVend light bulb recycling reverse vending machines around the world.

Recycle and Reward Recycle light bulbs

The recycling data of every light bulb received is transmitted to the secure central database via telemetry to enable for the first time real recovery and recycling statistics.
The Light Bulb Database is updated via telemetry to every machine, ensuring that ALL Light bulbs are accepted by the reVend machines.
The reVend machines automatically send a text and/or an email when the secure light bulb storage container is nearly full and needs to be emptied, therefore reducing journeys by the waste management company.

The reVend patented Light Bulb Recycling Reverse Vending Machine ensures that ALL Low Energy Light Bulbs are safely collected and safely stored, ready for recycling. read more

Safety is the main feature of this machine with an automated soft drop system to safely collect and lower the light bulbs into a special collection container and an onboard mercury fume extractor and mercury fume filter to remove any mercury fumes. read more

The reVend light bulb recycling machines automatically send a text or email when the secure light bulb storage container is nearly full and needs to be emptied.

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 http://www.light-bulb-recycling.co.uk/Light_Bulb_Recycling_Case_Study.html

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Environment Secretary announces next steps to explore opportunities of Deposit Return Scheme.

January 2, 2016
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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead

Environment Secretary announces next steps to explore opportunities of Deposit Return Scheme.

Retailer costs and the implications for small stores need further consideration before a decision is reached on a deposit return scheme for Scotland, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has said.

It comes as a Zero Waste Scotland report is published today identifying some of the issues involved in setting up and operating such a system. The report summarises evidence from deposit return experts and operators from other countries as well as drinks companies and trade bodies, retailers and logistics companies, environmental organisations and local government.

The Environment Secretary confirmed he has commissioned further research from Zero Waste Scotland – and intends to discuss the issues further with other Ministers from across the UK.

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Mr Lochhead said:

“Like carrier bag charging, deposit return schemes attach a value to items that can otherwise be viewed as waste, and have proven successful in other countries at reducing litter and increasing recycling.

“The evidence gathered by Zero Waste Scotland highlights some of the potential benefits and concerns associated with a deposit return system for Scotland. I am listening closely as I consider whether such a scheme – which has worked successfully in other countries – would be right for Scotland.

(L-R) Sofie Rogers, Store Sustainability Responsible (IKEA); Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment; Iain Gulland, Director Zero Waste Scotland; Sean McArthur, Food Manager and Sustainability Manager (IKEA) in front of a reverse vending pilot project for glass , aluminium and PET at the Edinburgh IKEA store.

(L-R) Sofie Rogers, Store Sustainability Responsible (IKEA); Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment; Iain Gulland, Director Zero Waste Scotland; Sean McArthur, Food Manager and Sustainability Manager (IKEA) in front of a reverse vending pilot project for glass , aluminium and PET at the Edinburgh IKEA store.

Mr Lochhead said:

“In light of Belgium’s recent suggestion for an EU-wide deposit return scheme to help tackle litter and recycling, I intend to invite Ministers from Wales, Northern Ireland and the UK Government to Edinburgh next spring to discuss these new findings.

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Mr Lochhead said:

“In the meantime, I have asked Zero Waste Scotland to undertake further work to look into the important issues raised by businesses, NGOs, and local government which include the implications for small stores, costs to retailers, and changes in customer behaviour where a deposit return scheme has been in place.”

Zero Waste Scotland’s study earlier this year explored the role that such a scheme could play in reducing litter, complementing local authority recycling services, and improving the quality of materials recycled.

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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

Original Story http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Deposit-return-consideration-20e8.aspx

Notes To Editors

At the request of Scottish Government, Zero Waste Scotland published a feasibility study, by Eunomia Consulting, on the feasibility of introducing a national deposit-return system in Scotland, in May 2015.

The feasibility study was an initial step in exploring the issue of deposit return – the study does not represent a proposal from the Scottish Government.

This was followed by a call for evidence, to expand on the issues raised in the feasibility study.

The summary of the call for evidence and responses can be found at –http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/summary-deposit-return-scheme-scotland-call-evidence-responses and http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/deposit-return-scheme-scotland-call-evidence-responses

The full report and Call for Evidence are available at

http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/DepositReturnSystems

Zero Waste Scotland’s call for evidence identified a number of areas where further work would be beneficial to fully consider the impacts of a Deposit Return Scheme. The Scottish Government has asked ZWS to give further consideration to the following priority issues, drawing where appropriate on experience in other countries:

• More accurately quantifying material “within scope” of a Deposit-Return system

• Evaluating the interaction with kerbside collections provided by Local Authorities

• Assessing the time requirements for public participation

• Retailer and manufacturing costs including space requirements, online shopping etc.

• Factors affecting countries that have decided against DRS

• More accurately identifying the value of litter reduction and improved recycling

• Impact on price

• Consideration of hygiene issues in-store and during haulage

• Evidence of behaviour change

 

Also See >>  http://www.reversevending.co.uk/

Also See >> http://www.recycle-and-reward.co.uk/ 

https://reversevending.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/drinks-cash-deposit-scheme-in-scotland-new-report-explores-options-2/

 

Charity calls for 10p bottle deposit to reduce litter

November 19, 2015

 

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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead

 

Northern Ireland are also looking at a Deposit System

A “money back” recycling scheme, in whichused drinks containers are exchanged for cash, could be re-introduced in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said it could help to reduce litter and boost recycling.

He said a deposit scheme, where the public received 10p for each glass bottle they returned, had operated in Northern Ireland in the past.

The minister is awaiting the results of similar pilot projects in Scotland.

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‘Potential costs’

Over the last two years, the Scottish government has been exploring how a Deposit Return System (DRS) for drinks bottles and cans could work within its jurisdiction.

It asked Zero Waste Scotland to commission a feasibility study, the results of which was published last month.

The Scottish research found there were no major obstacles to a DRS recycling scheme, but industry leaders issued a warning about the potential costs to businesses.

Mr Durkan has now asked his own officials in Stormont’s Department of Environment to begin work on a feasibility study in Northern Ireland.

“It’s something I’ve been thinking about since I actually took up my ministerial role nearly two years ago now,” Mr Durkan told BBC Radio Foyle.

“I’m always keen to explore ideas about how we move towards a zero waste society, which is my ultimate ambition and I believe that’s an ambition which should be shared by all of us.”

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Mr Durkan said he believed the ending of the previous cash-back bottle recycling scheme in Northern Ireland was cost-driven, because “advances in production” methods had reduced the price of manufacturing drinks containers.

‘Back to go forward’

However, he said the public and businesses were now more aware that cheaper production methods could mean long-term costs for the environment.

“We, as a society, have changed a lot over the years,” the minister said.

“We haven’t always changed for the better and I think it’s important that we do everything we can to change for the better again, and if that means going back to go forward, I’m certainly prepared to do that.

“We know a lot more about recycling now, we know a lot more about the damage the practices we have been carrying out over decades and centuries have been doing to the environment.”

In a statement, Mr Durkan’s department said the proposed system would accept the “broadest range of materials and the suggested deposit would be between 10p and 20p, depending on volume”.

“Deposits would be returned manually by retailers or through automated reverse vending machines,” it added.

Original Story BBC News >> 

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‘Cash for bottles’: Back to the future for Northern Ireland recycling?

June 29, 2015

A “money back” recycling scheme, in which used drinks containers are exchanged for cash, could be re-introduced in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said it could help to reduce litter and boost recycling.

He said a deposit scheme, where the public received 10p for each glass bottle they returned, had operated in Northern Ireland in the past.

The minister is awaiting the results of similar pilot projects in Scotland.

Norther_Ireland

‘Potential costs’

Over the last two years, the Scottish government has been exploring how a Deposit Return System (DRS) for drinks bottles and cans could work within its jurisdiction.

It asked Zero Waste Scotland to commission a feasibility study, the results of which was published last month.

The Scottish research found there were no major obstacles to a DRS recycling scheme, but industry leaders issued a warning about the potential costs to businesses.

Mr Durkan has now asked his own officials in Stormont’s Department of Environment to begin work on a feasibility study in Northern Ireland.

“It’s something I’ve been thinking about since I actually took up my ministerial role nearly two years ago now,” Mr Durkan told BBC Radio Foyle.

“I’m always keen to explore ideas about how we move towards a zero waste society, which is my ultimate ambition and I believe that’s an ambition which should be shared by all of us.”

Mark_Durkan

Mr Durkan said he believed the ending of the previous cash-back bottle recycling scheme in Northern Ireland was cost-driven, because “advances in production” methods had reduced the price of manufacturing drinks containers.

‘Back to go forward’

However, he said the public and businesses were now more aware that cheaper production methods could mean long-term costs for the environment.

“We, as a society, have changed a lot over the years,” the minister said.

“We haven’t always changed for the better and I think it’s important that we do everything we can to change for the better again, and if that means going back to go forward, I’m certainly prepared to do that.

“We know a lot more about recycling now, we know a lot more about the damage the practices we have been carrying out over decades and centuries have been doing to the environment.”

In a statement, Mr Durkan’s department said the proposed system would accept the “broadest range of materials and the suggested deposit would be between 10p and 20p, depending on volume”.

“Deposits would be returned manually by retailers or through automated reverse vending machines,” it added.

Original Story BBC News >> 

 

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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.

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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

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/

Reverse Vending Machine News

April 12, 2015

Reverse Vending News

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Reverse Vending Corporation is an International company that specialise in reverse vending systems, installation,material recovery and recycling, through its experienced management team in RV technology, recycling and waste management.

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.

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, .

Reverse Vending Corporation installed the First reVend Reverse Vending Machines in numerous Sectors:

  • First installation in the UK
  • First installation in a School
  • First installation in a Hospital
  • First installation in a Park and Ride
  • First installation in a Scottish School
  • First installation in Ireland
  • First installation in Wales
  • First installation in a Vending Bank
  • First installaion in a University
  • First installation in a Corporate Office
  • First installation in a Shopping Mall
  • First installation in Scotland

Reverse Vending Corporation are unique in that we are able to design and build bespoke Reverse Vending Recycling Solutions, we do not simply offer a range of generic solutions.

Recycle and Reward ay IKEA

At IKEA, Glasgow shoppers are be able to recycle any glass, plastic or aluminium drinks containers purchased from the restaurant, shop, or vending machines.. Once returned and deposited through the machine, for each item shoppers will be offered the choice of a 10p voucher to redeem in-store or a 10p donation to one of the stores’ selected charities.

 

Reverse Vending ® is a registered Trademark

 

 

From Concept to build

From Concept

To Installion

To Installation

Reverse Vending ® are able to design and create a bespoke Reverse Vending Recycling Machine to your requirements (subject to terms).

  • Concept to Design to install
  • Branding
  • No minimum orders
  • Your own incentive rewards
  • Your own Specifications
  • Smart Cards or vouchers
  • Reverse Vending training
  • Reverse Vending Telemetry Systems
  • Video Recognition Systems
  • Security Labels and inks
  • Worldwide Maintenance Coverage

Dynamic Recycling Incentives

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

We are able to work in Deposit Systems and Non Deposit Systems.

 

Further information >> www.reversevending.co.uk

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

revend Telemetry

revend Telemetry

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

Recycle on the Go in Wales at Cardiff and Vale College

September 19, 2014

 

Recycle on the Go

WRAP Cymru funding enabled the Cardif and Vale College to install the very latest Reverse Vending Technologies to participate in “Recycle on the Go”.

Cardiff and Vale College had identified that the Restaurant areas (canteen) as ideal positions to install Reverse Vending Recycling Machines, to reward the students and staff for recycling to encourage recycling and reduce litter.

Welsh householders recycled 52 per cent of their waste in 2012 – 2013.

However if Wales is to reach its target of 70 per cent recycling by 2025 it’s important that people have the opportunity to recycle when they’re out of their homes. more >>

It had been identified at the Cardiff and Vale College that the Restaurant areas (canteen) as ideal positions to install Reverse Vending Recycling Machines  this is where the “On The Go” recyclates are generated in very high footfall areas.

 

reVend Reverse Vending Machine

reVend Reverse Vending Machine

Image above “A reVend Reverse Vending Recycling Machine at the Colcot Road Campus”.

Recycle on the Go Reverse Vending Machine

We have today started to use the fully automated Reverse Vending Recycling Machines for the collection, storage and reward system for the used PET plastic  drink bottles, used drink cans generated at each site.

 

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reVend Reverse Vending Machine with Full Graphics Wrapping

The reVend 800 series Reverse Vending Machine has one acceptance aperture to accept used drink cans and used plastic drink bottles, the materials (the PET Plastic Bottles and the used aluminium and steel drink cans are non-compacted) non contaminated and stored ready for recycling. The reVend 800 Series is the entry level specification machine.  All non-participating containers are rejected and returned to the user.

  • This machine is designed and built for Non Deposit Markets, and a is  simple “easy to manage”  machine.
  • Each machine is able to automate the recycling of 1000’s of used beverage containers each week

We estimate that we are able to increase the recycling rate by 30%  over the duration of the project.

We knew at the start of the project how many beverage containers are sold on site and this will enable us to start the calculation of return percentages.

We will start the project by evaluating the potential used drink containers that are available to be recycled, we will then set a target of a percentage to increase the recycling by using “proven” Reverse Vending Technology. The recycler is guided through the simple process by instructions on and around the machine, the user then receives a reward incentive voucher, automatically dispensed by the machine.

The reward system will offer the recycler exciting offers, discounts and rewards.  These will be changed throughout the project to maintain the recyclers’ interest and participation and constantly increase awareness of the project.

Reward Recycling with exciting incentives

Reward Recycling with exciting incentives

 

Reverse Vending Corporation have over 30 years’ experience in increasing recycling through Reverse Vending Machines through developing exciting reward systems in both Deposit and Non Deposit Markets. We will use a range of exciting incentives with differing rewards to encourage participation in the system.

All relevant permissions have already been granted for each Campus.

 

The intention is to divert 100% of the used drink containers (used drink cans and PET plastic bottles)  generated on site to be recycled and diverted from landfill by using exciting and changing rewards.

 

For Further information please visit:

http://www.wrapcymru.org.uk/content/recycle-go-wales

www.reverse-vending.london

 

key number Z00288

Light Bulb Recycling Reverse Vending Machine installed in Brazil – São Paulo

September 12, 2013

The reVend Light Bulb Recycling Reverse Vending Machine Brazil – São Paulo

Another reVend Light Bulb Reverse Vending Machine installed

Brazil - São Paulo another reVend Light Bulb Reverse Vending Machine installed

Brazil – São Paulo another reVend Light Bulb Reverse Vending Machine installed

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 patented Light Bulb Recycling Reverse Vending Machine ensures that ALL Low Energy Light Bulbs are safely collected and safely stored, ready for recycling. read more

Safety is the main feature of this machine with an automated soft drop system to safely collect and lower the light bulbs into a special collection container and an onboard mercury fume extractor and mercury fume filter to remove any mercury fumes. read more

The reVend light bulb recycling machines automatically send a text or email when the secure light bulb storage container is nearly full and needs to be emptied.

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Each participating light bulb is recognised by the latest Video Recognition Technology.
The user then receives a reward incentive voucher for every light bulb recycled which is automatically dispensed by the machine

reVend is an international company that specialises in supplying reverse vending machine systems, installation, material recovery and recycling through its experienced management team in RV technology, recycling and waste management.

reVend provides a total environmental reverse vending recycling solution package including regular maintenance services and full waste management services.

The touch screen enables the user to choose from a large selection of different rewards, the user may even choose to donate to charity.

The touch screen enables the user to choose from a large selection of different rewards, the user may even choose to donate to charity.

reVend Light Bulb Recycling Machine
The reVend Light Bulb Reverse Vending Recycling machine was developed by reVend utilising existing proven reverse vending platforms with added new technologies including mercury fume extractors, soft drop mechanism and light bulb video recognition..
The Light Bulb Recognition Database is updated regularly.The machines are automatically updated via telemetry from anywhere in the world by authorised users . If a new light bulb is launched, the database is also updated automatically.

reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machines
This “proven” Reverse Vending technology has been used for over four decades and our fourth generation machines are able to automate the recovery and recycling of thousands of recyclates each week.

There are over 100,000 Reverse Vending Recycling machines installed throughout the world.

Through the capabilities of its reverse vending recycling technology, reVend offers a range of dynamic initiatives designed to increase the value of the recycling experience for the host and the user.