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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 11th May 18, 3:29 PM
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    MSE News: Co-op to launch festival bottle deposit scheme - but you'll only get vouchers back
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    • 11th May 18, 3:29 PM
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    MSE News: Co-op to launch festival bottle deposit scheme - but you'll only get vouchers back 11th May 18 at 3:29 PM
    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
    • By grannybiker 12th May 18, 2:12 PM
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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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    • By Wizard of Id 15th May 18, 9:05 AM
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    It's just a copout from the coop, a publicity stunt.

    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.
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    • By dlusman 15th May 18, 9:33 AM
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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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