No fuss, no muss with reverse vending machines

I had never heard of ‘reverse vending machines’ until I read a Guardian story about how Kiel is the first German city to be declared “zero waste” by the environmental campaign group Zero Waste Europe. But I think it’s a brilliant idea.

“Reverse vending machines” in shops and public places automatically scan and sort bottles inserted into them, and dispense a voucher for the appropriate deposit.

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