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UK retailer Iceland claims that over 300,000 plastic bottles have been recycled through reverse vending machines located at its stores since it launched a reverse vending trial last year. Iceland became the first UK supermarket to install reverse vending machines in its stores in May 2018, which rewarded consumers for recycling plastic bottles by giving them a voucher worth £0.10 for every deposit of a bottle purchased at the shops. The machines were present at five UK sites, and figures released by…

These recycling stations will pay 10p for each plastic bottle returned. The first few trial machines will be in selected stores from today in Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Swansea and Borehamwood. This follows a poll by YouGov which revealed that most British people would likely to return a plastic bottle under a reverse vending machine scheme. Jason Tarry, UK and ROI CEO said: “We are already committed to eliminating single use plastic wherever we can and make recycling simpler for customers.…