RVM Systems UK and ALS create Redemption Centres for large UK stores to recycle single-use cans and bottles
RVM Systems, a main supplier of reverse vending machines (RVMs), has partnered with ALS, a leader in UK Retail Installations, in order to create ‘Redemption Centres’, also known as car park solutions, to collect used beverage containers.
Designed to be installed in supermarket and hypermarket car parks for stores with high volumes of recyclable containers, the Redemption Centres are modular, Deposit Scheme compliant and can be adapted to fit any store with the option of being expanded if needed.
Scotland’s Deposit Return scheme is planned to go live for the public on 1 July 2022. England, Wales and Northern Ireland will assess a start date of a UK wide Deposit Return Scheme, following a review of the recent public consultation by DEFRA.
Gudmund Larsen, Research and Development, RVM Systems said: “Our Redemption Centres are easy to use, efficient and consumer friendly. They accept single-use beverage containers such as cans and PET plastic bottles which are collected, sorted and recycled, helping to limit waste and protect the environment for future generations.”
Martin Fletcher, Director of ALS said: “The Redemption Centres are installed in car parks and are ideal for enterprises such as large supermarkets, local authorities and town recycling centres which need to recycle a high number of single-use beverage containers, and are able to process up to 120 containers per minute.”
Notes to Editors:
RVM Systems is a Swedish company with R&D in Norway and Denmark, and with production in Estonia and Denmark. The company is a main supplier of reverse vending machines and high speed counting solutions to DRS markets as well as other markets across the world. RVM Systems offers a comprehensive range of standalone types and modular customisable systems.
ALS is one of the country’s fastest growing providers of Logistics and Managed Service Solutions, supporting its customers in all industries across the UK and Europe.
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Reverse Vending Machines) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020.
Retailers in Scotland will no longer need planning permission to install reverse vending machines for the country’s deposit return scheme for drink containers.
You can find the full details of the legislation, including the criteria, at legislation.gov.uk
SCOTTISH STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
2020 No. 269
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Reverse Vending Machines) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020
2nd September 2020
Laid before the Scottish Parliament
4th September 2020
Coming into force
30th October 2020
The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 30, 31 and 275 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.
Citation and commencement
1. This Order may be cited as the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Reverse Vending Machines) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 and comes into force on 30 October 2020.
Amendment of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992
2.—(1) The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992(2) is amended in accordance with article 2(2).
(2) In schedule 1 (permitted development), after Part 2E (access ramps) insert—
“PART 2FREVERSE VENDING MACHINES
(1) The installation, alteration or replacement of a reverse vending machine in a wall of a shop or within the curtilage of a shop.
(2) Development is not permitted by this class if—
(a)the reverse vending machine would exceed 3.5 metres in height,
(b)its footprint would exceed 80 square metres,
(c)in the case of a reverse vending machine installed in the wall of a shop, any part of the development would protrude 2 metres beyond the outer surface of that wall,
(d)it would be situated within 15 metres of the curtilage of a building used for residential purposes,
(e)it would face onto and be within 5 metres of a road,
(f)it would be within—
(i)a site of archaeological interest,
(ii)a national scenic area,
(iii)a historic garden or designed landscape,
(iv)a historic battlefield,
(v)a conservation area,
(vi)a National Park, or
(vii)a World Heritage Site.
(3) Development is permitted by this class subject to the following conditions—
(a)where the reverse vending machine is no longer in operation—
(i)the development must be removed as soon as reasonably practicable, and
(ii)the land on which the development was situated, including any wall in which the development was installed must, as soon as reasonably practicable, and so far as reasonably practicable, be reinstated to its condition before that development was carried out.
(4) For the purpose of this class—
“footprint” means an area of ground covered by development,
“reverse vending machine” means a machine for the purpose of accepting scheme packaging, reimbursing deposits for each item of scheme packaging accepted, and retaining the scheme packaging for collection within the meaning of the Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020(3), and any associated enclosure, building, canopy or other structure,
“scheme packaging” has the meaning given in regulation 3(2) of the Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020,
“shop” means a building used for any purpose within class 1 of the schedule of the Use Classes Order, and
“World Heritage Site” means land appearing on the World Heritage List kept under article 11(2) of the 1972 UNESCO Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage(4).”.
Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers
St Andrew’s House,
2nd September 2020
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order amends the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992. Article 2(2) introduces new class 9H of permitted development which creates permitted development rights for the installation, alteration, or replacement of reverse vending machines in a wall of a shop or within the curtilage of a shop.
1997 c.8. Section 275 was relevantly amended by section 54(16) of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 17) and paragraph 32 of schedule 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) act 2014 (asp 3). The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46).
UNESCO World Heritage Centre – World Heritage List.
The Scottish Parliament voted today (Wednesday 13 May) to approve Regulations which will establish Scotland’s Deposit Scheme to boost recycling of single-use drinks containers.Source : Zero Waste Scotland
This means that, on 1 July 2022, Scotland will join around 45 countries and territories around the world who operate a deposit return.
This timetable will give retailers and producers clarity on the future of deposit return in Scotland and more time to prepare.
The scheme will see people pay a 20p deposit on metal cans and PET plastic and glass bottles, refunded when they’re returned for recycling.
The final regulations, which were laid in the Scottish Parliament in March, maintain the ambitious approach to materials, with glass included alongside PET plastic and aluminium and steel. Following consultation with island communities, feedback from the Scottish Parliament’s Environment Committee and stakeholder input, the Scottish Government made changes to the regulations. These include a commitment to review the performance of the scheme by October 2026, including the deposit level, materials and the collection targets.
Now that the scheme has passed into law, details on how to apply to become a scheme administrator(s) that will run Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme will be available shortly.
Until the deposit return scheme is up and running, as Scotland continues to tackle coronavirus, consumers should follow the latest government and local authority advice on dealing with recycling and waste items.