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It pays to recycle plastic bottles: Win prizes and earn food-bank donations
25 November 2020 @ 20:19

WHAT if you could win prizes and make charity donations without dipping into your purse just for recycling your plastic bottles and drinks cans? National waste management company Ecoembes wants to find out, and is hoping it will lead to cleaner streets and a healthier planet.

It has set up 'yellow slot machines', as a complement to the existing 'yellow bin' for plastics and aluminium, in 10 railway stations and 21 towns and villages nationwide, and any member of the public can use them, resident or not.

At the moment, the 10 in stations are on the Barcelona metro only, as a pilot scheme – and these transport hubs have been chosen because they tend to be in daily use by a high number of members of the public and are the places where people are most likely to consume bottled water or fizzy drinks in cans.

But they are expected to be rolled out gradually around the country. 



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