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...
Read the full story:
'Co-op to launch festival bottle deposit scheme - but you'll only get vouchers back'
OfficialStamp.gif
Click reply below to discuss. If you haven’t already, join the forum to reply.
Read the latest MSE News
Flag up a news story: [email protected]
Get the Free MoneySavingExpert Money Tips E-mail

Replies

  • grannybikergrannybiker Forumite
    12.1K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Photogenic Name Dropper
    Forumite
    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.
    Worse things will have happened in the world today...
    "The only thing that really matters, it to love and to be loved."
  • 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.
  • dlusmandlusman Forumite
    2.7K Posts
    Tenth Anniversary 1,000 Posts I've been Money Tipped!
    Forumite
    For every bottle that isnt recycled or voucher redeemed , co-op make a straight 5 -> 30p profit. Sounds like a good money making scheme
This discussion has been closed.
Latest News and Guides