Brief history of Reverse Vending

The first patent for an ‘Empty Container Return and Handling Machine’ with a coin return mechanism was filed in America on 13th September 1920 by Elmer M Jones and Sue Walker Vance.

The first working ‘Bottle Return Machine’ was invented and manufactured by ‘Wicanders’ from Sweden and used in the late 1950s.

In 1962 an advanced ‘Automatic Bottle Return Machine’ was designed by Aage Tveitan and manufactured in Norway by his company Arthur Tveitan ASA.

The history of Reverse Vending in the UK

2018
2018

Reverse Vending Corporation Limited

  • Reverse Vending Corporation was acquired by RVM Systems in 2018. 
  • RVM Systems acquired the UK’s leading Reverse Vending Company, assets and trademarks for an undisclosed sum. 
  • Reverse Vending Corporation installed the first stand-alone ‘DRS ready’ Reverse Vending Machines in the UK: www.ReverseVending.co.uk
2018

reVend Limited

  • Revend Limited was acquired by RVM Systems in 2018.
  • RVM Systems acquired Revend Limited, assets and trademarks for an undisclosed sum. 
  • Revend owns the trademark reVend® among other assets.
2018

Revend Recycling Limited

  • Revend Recycling Limited was acquired by RVM Systems in 2018.
  • RVM Systems acquired Revend Recycling Limited for an undisclosed sum.
2019

Reverse Vending Ltd

  • Reverse Vending Ltd was acquired by RVM Systems in 2019.
  • RVM Systems acquired Reverse Vending Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
2019

Anker Andersen

  • The owners of RVM Systems acquired all shares of the Anker Andersen Group, Denmark in 2019.
  • Anker Andersen A/S is the leading global supplier of industrial high-speed counting machines for the recycling industry. 
  • Its counting machines provide efficient and reliable counting and sorting of used beverage containers (UBCs) with deposits made from PET, glass or metal. 
  • Anker Andersen A/S has its head office and production unit in Toerring, Denmark. It has a subsidiary in Germany and sells its products to deposit systems for beverage containers across the world.

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2020

Redemption Centres Ltd

  • Redemption Centres Ltd was acquired by RVM Systems in 2020.
  • RVM Systems acquired Redemption Centres Ltd, assets and trademarks for an undisclosed sum. 
  • Redemption Centres Ltd owns the trademark Redemption Centre® among other assets.
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