Food and beverages company F&N has launched – ‘reverse vending machines’ in Singapore. The vending machines accepts used PET bottles and cans – aimed at promoting recycling post-consumer products in the country.
For this project, F&N has partnered with Singapore’s supermarket chain - NTUC FairPrice and the first reverse vending machine was introduced at its Waterway Point in January this year.
The machine uses advanced technology to identify, sort and collect the containers.
Moreover, there is an incentive for customers too – with every five used containers they put into the vending machine, users will be given a S$0.50 voucher that can be used to buy F&N's Ice Mountain water at FairPrice supermarkets.
F&N expects to add more reverse vending machines at Yew Tee Point and Bukit Merah Central's FairPrice outlets.
The initiative is expected to help inculcate a recycling culture among Singaporeans.
More about PET recycling and PET packaging at CMT’s 8th PETAsia & Recycling Outlook on 30-31 October in Bangkok.