WHY throw something away when you can be rewarded for recycling instead?
Sydney is trialling two reverse vending machines – ones that work in the opposite way to a regular vending machine.
Put in an empty drink container and be rewarded with bus and movie tickets, or food vouchers.
A spokesman said: “The beauty of these machines is they accept only items that can be recycled and reject anything else”.
With drink containers now the most littered item, as listed by Clean Up Australia Day, the city was keen to trial the innovative idea.
While North Burnett Regional Council are unable to do full recycling at the moment, this could be a way to start. What rewards would you recommend?
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