Thursday, February 28, 2013

University of Dundee - Reverse Vending and Green Week 2013


I was very pleased to learn recently from Trudy Cunningham, the University of Dundee's Environment & Sustainability Officer that the university is one of nine companies and organisations across Scotland trialling 'Reverse vending machines' that reward people for recycling glass, aluminium and plastic (PET) drinks containers through a range of incentives such as money back, discount vouchers or vouchers for donations to charities.

'Reverse vending machines' have been installed at four locations across the university campus. Instead of inserting money for a product, recyclers will put suitable items in the machine and receive 5p for each aluminium can and 3p for each plastic bottle.    You can read more about this here.   The new initiative will be officially launched during the university's annual Green Week from 4th-10th March.

You can read more about Green Week below and a better-quality PDF of this poster is available for download here.