PET returning vending machines in Slovakia
One of the largest retail chains in Slovakia, Tesco, has launched a pilot project of a collection machine in the hypermarket in the town of Senec, which will enable the collection of used PET bottles and cans.
The retail company believes that hundreds of PET bottles and cans will be collected every single day thus reducing the pressure on waste collection system and the environment. The aim of this pilot project of the vending machine is to prepare the public and at the same time facilitate their transition to the system of compulsory collection of beverage packaging from January 2022.
From January 1, the customer in Slovakia pays 15 cents for packaging when buying a drink and will receive this amount back after its return which is consistent with the policies already in place in a lot of other european countries.