Aldi has launched its first deposit return scheme, giving shoppers a 10p voucher for every bottle or can dropped in a reverse vending machine.
The machine has been installed in the car park of Aldi’s Bathgate store in West Lothian, Scotland.
Customers are rewarded with vouchers for PET plastic or glass bottles from 50ml to three litres, up to a maximum value of £5.
Aldi is using the single-store trial to gather insight ahead of the Scottish government’s planned launch of a national DRS in July 2022.
“We’re always looking for new ways to look after our environment and promote recycling whenever possible,” said Aldi Scotland regional MD Richard Holloway.
“We hope local customers in Bathgate will embrace this trial and we will use their feedback to inform our plans as we prepare for the deposit return scheme rollout in Scotland.”