Beijing expands recycling rewards program

The city government of Beijing has placed 34 reverse vending machines through the entire city offering cellular phone minutes or public transportation credits in trade for empty plastic beverage containers.

According to a report within the Chinese-language Legal Evening Information transcribed to English from the Pangea Today internet site, the 34 machines can provide a phone card rebate when users get into their telephone numbers.

The first 10 such machines were placed within Beijing subway stations in late 2012. According to a 2012 news report published when the subway train station machines were introduced, the reverse vending machines are manufactured by Beijing-based Incom Recycle Co. Ltd.

The reverse vending machines reportedly recognize the type of bottle being recycled and offer rewards commensurate to the varieties of bottles and number of bottles being fed towards the machine.

The city government of Beijing says some 15, 000 a great deal of plastic bottles per year are already recycled within the plastic recycling machine city, but that this reverse vending rewards machines are anticipated to "exponentially increase" that amount.

According to the Legal Evening Information report, a number of the new recycling machines are located close to main tourist destinations like the Temple of Heaven, where as many as 60,000 people may complete the invert vending machine each day.

Travelers and others who may have no fascination with a transit pass or a mobile phone card rebate can still feed their plastic containers into the machine.

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