Morrisons tests out plastic bottle return scheme

Morrisons tests out plastic bottle return scheme

Morrisons is trialling reverse vending machines for the return of single-use plastic bottles. 

Two of these will be in the retailer’s stores in Skipton, North Yorkshire, and Lindsayfield, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, for six months. Customers will be able to deposit a maximum of 20 bottles a day and receive 100 Morrisons More points in the form of a coupon.They can also choose to donate a 10p cash alternative to the supermarket's charity partner, CLIC Sargent. The machines will accept all plastic bottles that have a barcode and Morrisons own-brand bottles that do not have one. 

Morrisons Group Corporate Services Director Andrew Clappen says: "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."

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