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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.

Reverse Vending at IKEA

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/

 

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Get £2.00 Off a Solvinden LED pendant lamp globe when you recycle any Light Bulb at IKEA Gateshead Light Bulb Machine in July 2015

June 30, 2015

Get £2.00 Off a Solvinden LED pendant lamp globe, 30cm, blue in July 2015

 

When you recycle any Light Bulb at IKEA Gateshead  Light Bulb Machine in July 2015 

Article Number :  502.971.88

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.

 

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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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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

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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

£1.00 reward against a new IKEA LEDARE Light Bulb at IKEA Gateshead

January 30, 2015

Wow, £1.00 of your next IKEA light bulb.

Reverse Vending at IKEA.

Recycle any light bulb at IKEA Gateshead and receive a voucher from the Light Bulb Recycling Machine. Redeemable against any IKEA Gateshead LEDARE light bulb. Valid from Sunday 1st February to Saturday 28th March.

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.

 

For over ten years IKEA has recognised the need to collect used light bulbs and batteries and provided a manual collection service for customers to return ESbs and batteries. IKEA wanted to increase bulb and battery recycling rates and initiated the development of the technology with reVend.

IKEA Gateshead

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

 

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.

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.

Light_Bulb_Recycling_Machine_features

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

40 pence for old light bulbs recycled at IKEA Gateshead

February 22, 2014

Light Bulb Recycling Machine at IKEA Gateshead

Recycle and Reward at IKEA Gateshead

Light Bulb Recycling Machine at IKEA Gateshead

40p of your next IKEA light bulb. Redeemable against any IKEA Gateshead LEDARE light bulb. Valid from Sunday 2nd February- Saturday 29th March

Joanna Bailey using the new IKEA Gateshead Light Bulb Recycling Machine

40p of your next IKEA light bulb. Redeemable against any IKEA Gateshead LEDARE light bulb.

Offer Valid from Sunday 2nd February- Saturday 29th March.

IKEA GATESHEAD REWARD

For every LED light-bulb sold, IKEA Foundation will even donate a further  €1 to light refugee camps.

For over ten years IKEA has recognised the need to collect used light bulbs and batteries and provided a manual collection service for customers to return ESbs and batteries

IKEA wanted to increase bulb and battery recycling rates and initiated the development of the technology with reVend.
reVend has now installed Light Bulb Recycling machines in

  • IKEA Lakeside
  • IKEA Wembley
  • IKEA Wednesbury
  • IKEA Coventry
  • IKEA Milton Keynes
  • IKEA Gateshead
  • IKEA Glasgow
  • IKEA Edinburgh

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.

Reward Recycling Light Bulbs

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

IKEA Reverse Vending

The touch screen enables the user to choose
from a large selection of different rewards,
the user may even choose to donate to charity
(image) IKEA Wembley donate to WWF Charity Option

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.

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


The recycler is guided through the simple process by an easy to follow touch screen menu.The user 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, including the opportunity to donate to charity.

The recycling data of every light bulb received is transmitted to the secure central database, to enable for the first time real recovery and recycling statistics.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.

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.

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.

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.

For Further information visit this website >>

Recycle and Reward Reverse Vending – Zero Waste Scotland – Cash for cans and bottles

February 21, 2014

21st February 2013 to 21st February 2014

1 year of Reverse Vending in Scotland at IKEA Edinburgh and IKEA Glasgow

Recycle and Reward ay IKEA

At IKEA, shoppers are able to recycle any glass, plastic or aluminium drinks containers purchased from the restaurant, shop, or vending machines in their Edinburgh and Glasgow stores. 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.
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead said:
“Years ago, we thought nothing of taking our empty glass bottles back to the shops with the added bonus of getting cash back in our pocket. Now thanks to modern technology we are breathing new life into this traditional approach through the Recycle and Reward scheme. By offering customers incentives such as money back or vouchers for recycling their glass bottles and cans when out shopping, at college or at a music festival, I hope we can encourage more people to recycle on the go.

1 Year ago today the Scottish Government’s Environment Secretary has helped to launch the first ‘Recycle and Reward’ Reverse Vending schemes in Scotland aimed at encouraging people to recycle empty bottles and cans.
The machines at both IKEA Glasgow and IKEA Edinburgh have worked without fault for over 12 months, both IKEA and their customers are very happy with the “Recycle and Reward” project.
(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  February 21st 2013.

Part of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Scotland programme, this pilot programme will look at ways in which schemes which offer incentives such as vouchers, donations to charities or money back may increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of used drinks containers going to landfill.
IKEA Reverse Vending Machine gives 10p reward for each used IKEA drink can or bottle returned through a Reverse Vending Machiine

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

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,

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.”
The aims of these trials are to understand public acceptance of such schemes and the impact they might have in terms of increasing recycling rates and the quality of materials deposited as well as seeing whether they help prevent litter. I’ve talked up the importance of these trials over the past year, not because I’m particularly pro-deposit return, but because I’m keen to have a debate about what the future might hold for recycling systems here in Scotland.
I’ve been lucky to see deposit schemes in operation around the world.  In some areas they have helped recycling rates for packaging such as plastic bottles and cans reach 85%, compared with current rates in Scotland of less than 30%. Deposit schemes appear to engage with consumers in a way that many of our kerbside collections only dream about. Isn’t it time we wondered why?

But increasing recycling isn’t the full story. Quality of material is also important, especially if our priority is how to best benefit Scotland’s economy.

In Adelaide in Australia, I toured an aggregation centre for their deposit scheme that has been in place since the 1970s. There I witnessed bales of the highest quality plastics bottles, and cans. An established system for collecting plastic to such an obvious high quality would, I believe, strengthen the business case for plastics reprocessing facilities in Scotland, bringing investment and jobs as well as quality material recycled back into production. A report from Spain on a proposed deposit scheme there suggested that as many as 14,000 jobs could be created. What could a deposit system mean for Scottish jobs?

Of course I accept that there are counter arguments and potential consequences of  moving to a deposit scheme approach and I am, as ever happy, to debate these.  I think it is essential we continue to think about how we collect materials in order to develop our economy, not just for today but into the future.

Anyone who saw the History of Rubbish series on the BBC last year will know that collections systems have always evolved and I have a feeling that things will change again.  Of course, that might not just mean deposit schemes; it could also include shifting to service models, buying not leasing, or more retailer take-back schemes.

We are increasing our understanding of how important it is to look at the whole system in terms of resource supply and use.  The trials we launched today may or may not hold all of the answers, but at the very least they should ignite a debate on how systems might be re-thought to ensure we do get the most from our resources, just as we all believe we should.

Please visit Zero Waste Scotland Website for more informtion

To learn more, please visit the Scottish Governments Website
Reverse Vending at IKEA

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

What is Reverse Vending ?

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

The IKEA “Recycle and Reward” project is an Award Winning Project

Ross Burns a Project Manager from Zero Waste Scotland – was voted as the winner of the “Young Recycler of The Year” 2013

Young Recycler of the Year Award 2013 - Winner Ross Burns - host Sally Magnusson - Hugh Stewart Shank

Young Recycler of the Year Award 2013 – Winner Ross Burns – host Sally Magnusson – Hugh Stewart Shank

The IKEA  “Recycle and Reward” Project also won the coveted Gold Green Apple Award

Ross Burns "Young Recycler of the Year 2013

Ross Burns “Young Recycler of the Year 2013

Please contact Reverse Vending Corporation for further information > website 

Reverse Vending ® New Website

August 21, 2013

Reverse Vending ® 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 ®

Reverse Vending ® New Website

Reverse Vending ® website 

Reverse Vending ® new website layout includes several changes largely meant to optimize the reader experience and consolidate content from all  ” Reverse Vending ®” websites.

Features:

  • 100% Responsive Design
  • Retina Ready
  • Minimalistic
  • Tablet and Smart Phone ready
  • 30 Color Variations
  • FullWidth & Boxed Versions
  • HTML5 Validated
  • Google webfont directory support (500+ Fonts)
  •  Sliders
  • 24 HTML5 files
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REVERSE VENDING RECYCLING AWARD 2013

June 27, 2013

REVERSE VENDING CORPORATION

RECYCLING AWARD 2013

Left to right : Gina Jones , Marketing and Sustainability Specialist IKEA Glasgow , Jim McShee – Scottish Sales Manager - Reverse Vending Corporation.

Left to right : , Jim McShee – Scottish Sales Manager – Reverse Vending Corporation presenting Award to Gina Jones , Marketing and Sustainability Specialist IKEA Glasgow.

REVERSE VENDING CORPORATION

RECYCLING AWARD 2013

Presented to IKEA GLASGOW

The First Retailer in Scotland 

To install “Deposit System”

reVend Reverse Vending Machines

Reverse Vending Corporation presented an Award to IKEA Glasgow for being  ” The First Retailer in Scotland To install “Deposit System” reVend Reverse Vending Machines.

IKEA LAUNCHES RECYCLE AND REWARD SCHEME

IKEA paves the way for Scotland with modern recycling

IKEA is amongst nine companies and organisations trialling a Recycle and Reward Scheme, which will reward people for recycling glass, aluminium and plastic (PET) drinks containers through a range of incentives such as money back, discount vouchers or loyalty point by using the reverse vending machine.

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

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

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

It is hoped that the local pilot projects, part of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Scotland programme, will encourage people to recycle more in order to limit the amount of used drinks containers going to landfill.

IKEA Light Bulb Machine

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead visited IKEA to see the first of the ‘reverse vending’ machines and hear how the retailer is introducing the scheme in its Scottish stores as a key part of its sustainability programme.

Reverse Vending BottleBill Project Scotland Reverse Vending Corporation

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead

http://www.recycle-and-reward.co.uk/

Theo Wiedenmann, Store Manager, IKEA Glasgow, said:

“At IKEA, we are committed to ensuring sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We have many different initiatives in place in stores across the UK and also as a company, so we are thrilled to be the first business to trial the ‘Reward and Recycle’ scheme at both of the Scottish stores. We are excited about this great addition to IKEA Glasgow and hope it will play apart in making sure recycling is always front of mind for both our customers and co-workers alike.”

IKEA is no stranger to sustainability with many schemes and initiatives taking place at both IKEA Glasgow and IKEA Edinburgh.

Nationwide IKEA is campaigning to raise awareness of making the ‘smarter switch to a better bulb’ in order to help families struggling with ever-increasing energy bills, and encourage sustainable living in the home. From February 2013, the retailer announced its investment of £1.1 million to halve the price of its ‘LEDARE’ LED light bulbs in a bid to help millions of UK consumers save up to a third on their energy bills by using less energy in their homes. LED lighting uses 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last up to 20 years – 20 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.

Notes :

IKEA was established in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad at the age of 17, in Småland in Sweden.

IKEA is the world’s leading home furnishing retailer with a grand total of 287 IKEA stores in 26 countries/territories that are visited by 655 million people every year. IKEA UK has 18 stores and IKEA Ireland has 1 store.  The first IKEA store in the UK was opened in Warrington in 1987.

The IKEA Group has 131,000 co-workers in 41 different countries over four continents. 106,500 in Europe, 16,500 in North America and 8,000 in Asia and Australia. There are 7200 employees currently working at IKEA UK and Ireland organisation.

IKEA has a range of 9,500 different home furnishing products.

Sales for the IKEA Group for the financial year 2011 increased by 6.9 per cent to a total of 24.7 billion Euros compared to 2010. Despite the tough economic climate, IKEA UK has reported that total sales for the year to 31 August 2011 of £1.15 billion.

IKEA had 42million visitors in the UK stores.

Last year, the annual IKEA catalogue was printed in 208 million copies, 59 editions and in 30 languages. In total, the catalogue was read by 400 million people in 41 countries.  Ingvar Kamprad penned all the text himself until 1963.

IKEA – Recycle Bottle Return idea at Edinburgh and Glasgow stores – Reverse Vending Project

May 29, 2013

SCOTLAND’S latest recycling initiative is aiming to breathe new life into an old-fashioned habit.

People who remember taking lemonade bottles back to the shop to collect the deposit are being urged to revive the practice.

Now they can take back aluminium cans and plastic drinks containers as well as empty glass bottles.

(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.

The initiative is designed to encourage people to recycle and limit the amount of drinks containers going to landfill.

Reverse Vending BottleBill Project Scotland Reverse Vending Corporation

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead visited Ikea’s Edinburgh store to launch a pilot “Recycle and Reward” scheme, which will involve nine companies and organisations across the country.

After inspecting the first of the “reverse vending” machines, Mr Lochhead said: “Years ago, we thought nothing of taking our empty glass bottles back to the shops with the added bonus of getting cash back. Now thanks to modern technology we are breathing new life into this traditional approach through the Recycle and Reward scheme.

“By offering customers incentives, I hope we can encourage more people to recycle on the go.”

He said each year around 22,000 tonnes of plastic drinks bottles alone were sent to landfill in Scotland.

“If that was separated for recycling it could be worth around £6 million to the economy and that’s why it’s so important that we help more people to recycle.”

Shoppers at Ikea will be able to recycle any glass, plastic or aluminium drinks containers purchased from the restaurant, shop, or vending machines in the store. For each item deposited through the reverse vending machine, shoppers will be offered the choice of a 10p voucher to redeem in store or a 10p donation to one of the store’s selected charities.

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

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

Network Rail is to install reverse vending machines for aluminium and plastics at Waverley station and Heriot-Watt University will operate an on-campus deposit and return scheme, with reverse vending machines placed in prominent areas for use by staff and students.

Organic enterprise Whitmuir Farm, West Linton, will also run a deposit and return pilot project for the collection of glass, aluminium and plastic containers.

The pilot projects are part of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Scotland programme.

Zero Waste Scotland director Iain Gulland said: “It’s important we change the way people view waste in Scotland and we’ll be looking at how incentivising impacts on recycling rates and complements other schemes designed to capture valuable materials, including kerbside, recycling centres and banks.”

Link …  www.scotsman.com/