Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam unveiled the first of its kind reverse vending machine (RVM) for plastics at the Jinnah Super Market, Islamabad.
The machine makes it convenient for people to recycle on the go. Plastic bottles of any brand can be used in the machine.
The RVM itself is like a vending machine in reverse. Consumers just have to press the start button on a touch screen and the RVM will open up a slot to receive the plastic bottle. Once deposited, the RVM compresses the bottle so that it is ready for the next steps of recycling.
The RVM is part of the government’s strategy and intent to take meaningful steps towards tackling the issue of plastic waste and fixed by a company PepsiCo.