introduces reverse vending
Wincor Nixdorf has launched reverse vending
machines (RVM) in South Australia to support a goal to promote
recycling and reduce littering. RVM allows for the identification,
collecting, sorting and processing of used or empty bottles and
cans in a convenient standalone system.
Consumers insert containers which are identified
by an image camera, compacted and then sorted in an integrated
container, which allows the crushed material to go straight to
recycling depots. Consumers receive their cash deposit refunds,
as part of the South Australian state government’s container
deposit legislation, by scanning a receipt issued by the RVM
in an adjacent cash machine.