Discounts for recycling – ‘reverse vending machine’ opens in Letchworth town centre
- Credit: Strand PR
Letchworth’s ‘reverse vending machine’ was launched in the town centre on Tuesday, with visitors able to try it out shortly after the ribbon cutting.
Town centre manager Chris Wilson cut the ribbon for the the machine - the first in the UK to be installed in a town centre - alongside Letchworth BID executive director David Levett.
The machine allows shoppers to recycle their drinks cans and bottles, in exchange for an offer voucher for a retail store in the town.
Rewards for using the scheme include 10 per cent off at Just For Me, £1 off a carvery at The Broadway and 20 per off workspace booking at The Third Space.
These offers will be changed frequently.
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Chris said: "The reverse vending machine is a great product and I would encourage all to use it.
"Come visit Letchworth town centre and see what it's all about.
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"This scheme can help save the high street and save the planet."