MSE News: Co-op to launch festival bottle deposit scheme - but you'll only get vouchers back

Co-op will launch a deposit and return bottle scheme at UK festivals this summer - although you'll only get your deposit back in vouchers, rather than cash...
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  • grannybiker
    grannybiker Forumite Posts: 12,128
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    Wonder if you'll get kids roaming around to collect and cash in on other folk's discarded empties? We often supplemented out pocket money this way when we were kids.
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  • Wizard_of_Id
    Wizard_of_Id Posts: 5,512 Forumite
    It's just a copout from the coop, a publicity stunt. :mad:

    If they were serious about recycling the plastic this scheme would not just be limited to festivals but extended to all of their shops for all plastic bottles sold.

    The only ones that will profit will be the clean-up crews but even they will have to be quick to get the vouchers and spend them before the kiosks close at the end of the festival.
  • dlusman
    dlusman Forumite Posts: 2,711
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    For every bottle that isnt recycled or voucher redeemed , co-op make a straight 5 -> 30p profit. Sounds like a good money making scheme
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