Bottle refund kiosk debut at Woolies carpark

State MP for East Hills, Glenn Brookes, at the site of the reverse vending machine kiosk in the Woolworths carpark at Revesby.

Story appeared in: Torch | November 14th, 2017

A REVERSE vending machine kiosk has been placed in the car park of a Revesby supermarket as part of the NSW Government's container deposit scheme rollout. 
The kiosk has been placed in the Woolworths carpark, making it one of many kiosks to be installed at or near the supermarkets giant's stores across the State ahead of the start of the scheme on December 1. Plastic bottles eligible for the 10-cent refund include most containers between 150ml and three litres.
Containers should not crushed or broken and have the original label attached to be eligible for the refund.
People will be able to choose to donate their refund directly to selected charities or transfer it to their designated account. People will also be able to redeem the refund for cash from Woolworths supermarkets or use a credit voucher towards their shopping at the supermarkets across NSW.
State MP for East Hills, Glenn Brookes, says the scheme will be easy and convenient for people to recycle plastic bottles.
"It will be a game-changer – it will make a major contribution to helping the NSW Government reach its goal to reduce litter volume by 40 per cent by 2020," Mr Brookes said.
NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton says the 'Return and Earn' kiosks at supermarkets will make up part of the state's collection network, which will include hundreds of points. Other locations will be finalised in the coming weeks.
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