Tesco tackling plastic bottle waste with reverse vending machine

UK supermarket Tesco has launched a trial deposit return scheme for plastic bottles as part of a plan to implement a more environmentally-friendly approach to packaging.

Customers in select Tesco stores across the country will be able to deposit up to 10 175ml or smaller plastic bottles every day into a reverse vending machine for recycling and receive 10 pence per bottle returned.

The machines will be installed in selected locations in Swansea, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham, with the first opening for use in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire last week.