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PayPal to deliver secure, digital “Return and Earn” refunds

Return and Earn’s Network Operator TOMRA Cleanaway has partnered with online payments provider PayPal in Australia to deliver convenient and secure payments from reverse vending machine collection points when the electronic payment option is selected.

10 November 2017

Image of Return and Earn digital refund with Payal

Sydney, Australia - People who claim drink container refunds through the upcoming Return and Earn container deposit scheme can have the money deposited in their registered PayPal accounts from 1 December using their smartphones, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today. 

Return and Earn’s Network Operator TOMRA Cleanaway has partnered with online payments provider PayPal to deliver convenient and secure payments from reverse vending machine collection points when the electronic payment option is selected.

“Reverse vending machine kiosks will enable people to insert eligible drink containers and select their refund option including an instant and secure electronic funds transfer into their registered PayPal account via the myTOMRA app,” Ms Upton said.

“This will be as simple as scanning the barcode from the myTOMRA app under the barcode reader on the front of the reverse vending machine prior to depositing your containers.” 

Other reverse vending machine options include donating the refund to a charity or community group listed on the machine, or printing out a refund docket that can be exchanged for cash or redeemed on in-store purchases at the local retail partner.

TOMRA Collection Director of Strategy & Business Development, Markus Fraval, said the partnership with PayPal was a world-first in offering digital refund solutions for a container deposit scheme of this scale.

“TOMRA Cleanaway has taken the initiative to offer an abundance of payment options for recycling, to make it easy, personalised and engaging for the public to participate in Return and Earn. We wanted to ensure there is a digital way for claiming refunds to accommodate a rising consumer preference for mobile commerce experiences,” he said.

Director of Enterprise Business, PayPal Australia, Anthony Drury said that PayPal Australia was excited to partner with TOMRA Cleanaway to provide an elegant and modern digital refund experience for people recycling in NSW.

“As well as being a world-first, PayPal and TOMRA Cleanaway share the same ambition to make it easy to be green. We look forward to continuing to drive innovation together in support of this exciting government initiative,” Mr Drury said.

The myTOMRA app will be available for download in the week beginning November 20.

See the video on digital payout with PayPal for Return and Earn.

About TOMRA Collection Solutions:

Founded in 1972, TOMRA is the preferred partner for reverse vending solutions for collecting, reusing and recycling cans and bottles. The TOMRA system has the machines, digital solutions and service to make recycling easy for the industry, system owners, retailers and consumers. With over 75,000 installations across more than 60 markets, TOMRA’s reverse vending machines capture 35 billion used beverage containers every year – reducing reliance on raw materials and ensuring fewer containers end up in landfills, oceans and streets. Visit our Reverse Vending pages on www.tomra.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

TOMRA Collection Solutions is part of the TOMRA Group, which creates sensor-based solutions for optimal resource productivity, and has a vision to lead the Resource Revolution. The Group employs approximately 3,300 people globally and is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE: TOM).

About TOMRA Cleanaway:

TOMRA Cleanaway is the joint venture between TOMRA and Cleanaway, Australia’s leading waste management, recycling and industrial services company. TOMRA Cleanaway was appointed as the Network Operator of the Return and Earn scheme and is responsible for the collection infrastructure across NSW and for ensuring that collected containers are recycled.