Iceland banks over one million plastic bottles in a year of reverse vending

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Two thirds of shoppers used the reverse vending machines at least once a fortnight according to Iceland
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Two thirds of shoppers used the reverse vending machines at least once a fortnight according to Iceland

Since May 2018 the retailer has collected more than one million plastic bottles from five stores, with 96 per cent of shoppers supporting a nationwide roll out of the deposit return scheme

Iceland's reverse vending machine trial has been hailed as a success by the retailer, after it revealed late last week that more than a million bottles have been recycled via in-store reverse vending machines...

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