What is a reverse vending machine?
Reverse vending machines, or RVMs, are highly efficient recycling machines that are used by the general public to deposit empty, single-use beverage containers in return for a pre-paid deposit or non-monetary reward – for example, vouchers, discounts, credit, or charity donations. Once the machines are full, the compacted bottles and cans are collected for onward recycling. They play an important role in regions that run Deposit Return Schemes (DRS). For retailers, convenience stores, and other shopping locations, you will likely, as part of a DRS, have responsibility for the recycling of plastic, aluminium, and sometimes glass that is put onto the market.
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Reverse vending machines for glass bottles
Our reverse vending machines are designed to suit the needs of your business. The RVM 1000 is perfect for businesses that have a large quantity of glass drink bottles.
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What are the benefits of a reverse vending machine?
Reverse vending machines have gained signiﬁcant popularity in the last ﬁve years. Impressive levels of user engagement across Europe have led to up to 97% of beverage container recycling waste in some countries. The machines will accept empty aluminum cans, plastic, and glass bottles, and return a reward.
Government Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) may vary with different rewards and/or rebates. Without DRS , discounts, promotions and special offers from participating businesses can all be offered including making charitable donations.
How do reverse vending machines work?
A highly efficient recycling machine that is used by the general public to deposit empty single-use beverage containers in return for a monetary or non-monetary reward. Once the machines are filled, the compacted bottles and cans are collected for onward recycling. RVMs provide a simple and effective solution to prevent beverage container waste from polluting our land and oceans.