Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

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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