'Return Vending Machines' Coming To The Midlands

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They'll allow you to get money back for returning bottles and cans.

A deposit return scheme for plastic bottles and aluminium cans is coming to the midlands.

A demonstration of the reverse vending machine - which will exchange the beverage containers for money - is taking place in Abbeyleix tomorrow.

With a targeted implementation at the end of the year, discussions are underway to determine whether a fixed or variable rate will be allocated depending on the size of the container.

Project Manager Colin O'Byrne hopes the scheme will expand to a greater catalogue of items in the future:

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