Reverse Vending Solutions
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About Reverse Vending

Reverse vending systems provide an automated method for collecting, sorting, and handling the return of used beverage containers for recycling or reuse. During the more than 40 years these systems have been utilized they have proven to be an unmatched success for consumers, businesses and the environment.

Deposit loop

Reverse vending solutions (RVS) are the centerpiece of modern deposit systems that for years have demonstrated return rates from 70% to almost 100% of sold beverage containers.

No other waste or collection system comes even close to matching these figures. Automated deposit systems prove their business case with a very low cost per collected container.

Reverse Vending Benefits

Collection through reverse vending solutions offers:

1 Better for business

  • Offers a proven solution that keeps litter off the streets and reduces the need for other expensive waste programs.
  • Creates labor savings in stores by automating manual tasks.
  • Yields space and logistics savings as the material is compacted reducing storage space in stores and onboard trucks.

2 Better for the environment

  • Maximizes material value and maintains material properties as the containers are sorted by material type.
  • This keeps the material fractions so clean they can even be recycled into new containers thus closing the material loop and avoiding downgrading.
  • Decreases transportation needs as the material is sorted and compacted on site, optimizing transportation capacity and avoiding transport movements to do sorting.

3 Convenient and engaging for users

  • Makes recycling easy as the RVS typically is stationed inside or in the entrance of grocery retail stores.
  • Makes recycling convenient as it is fast and clean, and in combination with the instant reward this motivates repeated use.
  • Engages users even further when the owner exploits the possibilities to use the RVS as a tool for sales-promotions, branding and CSR-programs.