On the 9th of July 2019 RVM Systems presented an award to Morrisons Wood Green store manager Daniel Haffenden to celebrate that the store has recycled over 250,000 plastic drink bottles and drink cans since the 2nd of November 2018.
RVM Systems installed “Reverse Vending Machines” at :
- Morrisons Wood Green Store – North London
- Morrisons Head Office – Bradford – West Yorkshire
- Morrisons Skipton – North Yorkshire
- Morrisons East – Kilbride – Lindsayfield – Scotland
Customers can return a maximum of 20 bottles a day and receive 50 Morrisons More points in the form of a coupon for each one brought back which can then be spent in store.
Alternatively, customers can choose to donate the cash alternative (5 pence) to the supermarket’s charity partner, CLIC Sargent.
The move comes as the Scottish Government intends to introduce a deposit return scheme for single use drinks containers. Zero Waste Scotland is currently leading the design of this change and consulting with various bodies before proposing a scheme.
Andrew Clappen, Morrisons group corporate services director said: “We want to play our part in making sure plastic bottles are collected and recycled. We’ll listen to customers as they use these machines.”
Scotland are implementing a Deposit Return Scheme in 2021
Original Press Releases :
This “pilot started on the 2nd of November 2018 and the two machines were removed from the store on the 29th of August 2019. The two machines worked faultlessly throughout and we enjoyed working with the store staff who were friendly, helpful and very enthusiastic throughout!