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First in Scotland – Deposit Return Scheme

June 15, 2018

First Deposit Return scheme with Reverse Vending in Scotland

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Iceland’s in-store trial of RVM coincides with Zero Waste Scotland’s ongoing investigation into design options for a deposit return scheme for drinks containers. The Scottish Government announced its intention to introduce DRS last September, with the UK Government following suit last spring.

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Iceland customers will receive 10 pence for every plastic bottle recycled through the revend Reverse Vending Machine ( the bottles must be purchased at Iceland Stores)

RVM Systems installed the first machine in the Fulham Iceland store on the 18th May 2018. This was an industry first , as it was the first deposit return installation in a UK Supermarket.

On the 6th June 2018 we installed Scotland’s first Deposit Return scheme in the Musselburgh store.

The frozen food giant is expected to share insights gained from its RVM trial with both the UK and Scottish governments as they continue to consult on deposit return.

Iceland Foods Group managing director Richard Walker said the trial represents further progress in the firm’s commitment to tackling plastic pollution.

“While the initial trial in London (with RVM Systems) has been a success Iceland Foods feel it is important to include insights from consumers elsewhere in the UK to get a better understanding of the challenges we might face,”

Richard Walker managing director of Iceland Foods Group said “At least one third of plastics, much of this relating to packaging, is single use and then discarded – plastic bottles are a prime example of this. Through our trials, we hope to understand how to make it easier for people to act in an environmentally conscious way while tackling the threat of the millions of plastic bottles that go unrecycled every day.”

Scottish Government environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham praised Iceland for trialling deposit return at its Musselburgh store.

“The reverse vending machine will provide valuable evidence on how to help reduce single-use plastic waste and encourage customers to change their own behaviour as we look to end Scotland’s throwaway culture,” she said.

“I would urge all manufacturers and retailers to follow Iceland’s example and consider what action they can take to reduce the use of single-use plastics.

“In the coming months, the Scottish Government will be consulting on a new deposit return scheme for drinks containers that will be one step to increase recycling rates right across Scotland.”

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Reverse Vending News

May 12, 2018

CANARY WHARF LAUNCHES THE FIRST UK ON-SITE DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME AS PART OF ITS “BREAKING THE PLASTIC HABIT” CAMPAIGN – 19.04.18

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Canary Wharf launches the first UK on-site Deposit Return Scheme as part of its “Breaking the Plastic Habit” Campaign

Visitors to Canary Wharf can now recycle their single-use plastic bottles and cans using an innovative Deposit Return Scheme. This is the first publicly accessible recycling machine in the UK and coincides with the Government’s announcement to crack down on plastic pollution.

Positioned in Canada Place, thousands of people who come to Canary Wharf will be able to recycle their single-use plastic bottles and cans in a simple, easy and efficient way.

Currently, only 43% of the 13billion plastic bottles sold each year in the UK are recycled, with 700,000 littered each day. In Germany, 99% of plastic bottles are recycled after a similar Deposit Return Scheme was introduced there in 2003.*

This automated machine uses an innovative 360-degree scanning recognition system to identify, segregate, collect and process waste drink containers, creating a resource from recyclates that would otherwise likely be incinerated or sent to landfill. The Deposit Return Scheme at Canary Wharf will also have the ability to reward users with vouchers and discounts planned to roll out in the next few months.

Lugano Kapembwa, Sustainability Manager, Canary Wharf Group says, “We are proud to be the first in the UK to launch the Deposit Return Scheme to give our shoppers the opportunity to recycle their single-use plastic and metal. From our research we know that visitors to the Estate want to do more for the environment.

“This initiative follows on from the hugely successful ‘Wake Up And Smell The Coffee’ campaign launched last year to recycle coffee cups, lids and coffee grounds at Canary Wharf with 664,285 of coffee cups recycled instead of going to landfill.”

This new initiative is in direct response to feedback from Canary Wharf’s customer research undertaken last year as part of World Environment Day.

The installation of the unit is just one element of Canary Wharf’s 12 month ‘one-use plastics’ reduction and behavioural change campaign. Over the next few months, Canary Wharf will be examining next generation sustainability issues, with a focus on tackling the complex issue of plastics pollution as they lead the UK fight against one-use plastics (#refuseoneuse). Other upcoming activity in the campaign includes a pioneering total plastic straw ban, Estate-wide one-use plastics audit and a World Environment Day plastics debate.

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Notes to Editors:

About Canary Wharf Group

Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5million sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.

The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.

Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.

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Reverse Vending Recycling Machine Technology

September 3, 2013

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Reverse Vending Corporation have 27 years “Reverse Vending” experience and are constantly creating and designing new recycling technologies.

Reverse Vending Corporation invented the technology to enable all bar codes to be recognised on participating used drink plastic bottles and used drink cans, without the need to use rollers to rotate the drink container.

A series of bar code readers are located at the front of the acceptance belt , enabling the bar code to be identified and checked as the bottle or can is accepted by the Reverse Vending Machine.

A series of bar code readers are located at the front of the acceptance belt , enabling the bar code to be identified and checked as the bottle or can is accepted by the Reverse Vending Machine.

Reverse Vending Corporation also invented and designed the “Award Winning” Light Bulb Recycling Machine

We are happy to design and create a bespoke Recycling Solution to your requirements

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New Scottish ‘Recycle and Reward’ Reverse Vending schemes

May 8, 2013
(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.

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has  announced the launch of ‘Recycle and Reward’ schemes, a new £900,000 pilot programme offering monetary incentives to people who recycle glass, aluminium and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) drinks containers.

The scheme, which offers recyclers rewards such as money back, discount vouchers or vouchers for donations to charities, is currently being trialled at nine organisations: IKEA Edinburgh and IKEA Glasgow , Dundee University, Network Rail, Whitmuir Organics, Cordia Services LLP, Heriot Watt University, North Ayrshire Council, South Ayrshire Council and the Hebridean Celtic Festival.

These nine ‘Recycle and Reward’ schemes will be piloted across 14 locations and will run until September 2013. According to ZWS, they will be ‘independently monitored and evaluated’ to assess the potential impact they could have on recycling rates around the country.

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,

Director of ZWS, Iain Gulland, 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.”

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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment, Richard Lochhead, added: “By offering customers incentives such as money back or vouchers for recycling their glass bottles and cans when out shopping, at college or travelling to work, I hope we can encourage more people to recycle on the go.

“Each year, around 22,000 tonnes of plastic drinks bottles alone go 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 what they can.

“I hope this new scheme will encourage everyone to go that bit further, helping us to become a zero waste society. By taking small actions to go greener together we benefit Scotland today and for future generations.”

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At IKEA, shoppers will be 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.

Recycle and Reward ay IKEA

At IKEA, shoppers will be able to recycle any glass, plastic or aluminium drinks containers purchased from the restaurant, shop, or vending machines in their Edinburgh and Glasgow stores.

Linton Scarborough, Store Manager, IKEA Edinburgh, said:

“At IKEA, we are committed to ensuring sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We strive to be a good neighbour and we want to inspire and enable our customers to live a more sustainable life at home, helping them to save or generate energy, reduce or sort waste, use less or recycle water. We have a number of different sustainability 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 ‘Recycle and Reward’ scheme at both of the Scottish IKEA stores. We are excited about this great addition to IKEA Edinburgh and hope it will play a part in making sure recycling is always front of mind for both our customers and co-workers alike.”

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

As part of the programme, one of the organisations trialling the project, IKEA, has installed ‘reverse vending’ machines at its Edinburgh and Glasgow stores. Shoppers will be able to use the reverse vending machine to recycle ‘any glass, plastic or aluminium drinks containers’, purchased from the store to receive either a 10p voucher to redeem in store, or a 10p donation to one of IKEA’s selected charities.

Other projects which have been awarded funding through the Recycle and Reward pilot scheme are:

  • University of Dundee – An on-campus initiative, with on-site reverse vending machines placed in prominent areas for use by staff and students.
  • Cordia Services LLP -Reverse vending machines will be placed in the refectory areas of Glasgow Caledonian University for use by students and staff
  • Heriot Watt University – An on-campus deposit and return initiative, with on-site reverse vending machines placed in prominent areas for use by staff and students.
  • Whitmuir Organics – A deposit and return pilot project for the collection of glass, aluminium and plastic (PET) containers at Whitmuir Farm
  • North Ayrshire Council – Reverse vending pilot for aluminium and PET at Garnock Academy, Ardrossan Academy and Largs Academy
  • South Ayrshire Council – Reverse vending machines will be placed at the Council’s Community Recycling Centres in Troon and Marr College
  • Network Rail – Reverse vending machines for aluminium and plastics (PET) to be placed in Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central rail stations for use by commuters
  • Hebridean Celtic Festival – Reverse vending machines to be placed at the Celtic Festival

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