Container recycling Vending Machine

Thirsty consumers are comfortable buying drinks from vending machines, but now reverse vending machines will take their empty bottles back.

The City of Wyndham in Melbourne’s outer west are planning a trial of the machines which exchange empty cans and bottles for promotional vouchers. A single machine could hold up to 2,000 bottles or cans.

The machines would reward users with a voucher for a local attraction or an entry in a competition. A machine at the aquatic centre might grant a voucher for pool entry or use of the gymnasium.

This is about just trying to get the recycling message out there in a new and innovative way.

Interesting facts about gardening

  • Recycling one win bottle saves enough energy to operate a 100-watt light bulb for three hours.
  • Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water.
  • Every year, Americans throw away enough office paper to build a 12-foot high wall from Seattle to New York.
  • Cars usually carry only one person in the U.S. There’s enough room in our 140 million cars that everyone in Western Europe could ride with us.
  • Every hour 2.5 million plastic bottles are thrown away in America.
  • Recycling one aluminum can save enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours.
  • America can save 250,000,000 trees a year if we recycle all of the newspapers.
  • By recycling steel, we save enough energy every year to supply a decade’s worth of electricity to Los Angeles.
  • With 1000 plastic milk jugs, one can make a 6-foot-long plastic park bench.
  • It takes as few as 30 days for a glass container to go from a recycling bin back to a store shelf.
  • Glass and Aluminum materials can be recycled indefinitely without any degradation in their quality.
  • By printing on recycled newsprint, each New York Times newspaper can save about 3.5 gallons of water.
  • An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be an aluminum can 500 years from now.

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