The new phase of Recycle N Save initiative will have greater community engagement, industry involvement and different Reverse Vending Machine locations.
Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) are automated machines which utilise advanced technology to identify, sort, collect and compact empty aluminium drink cans and plastic drink bottles for recycling. Families who recycle will also be rewarded for every 10 aluminium cans and plastic drink bottles recycled!
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In October 2019, F&N Foods and the National Environment Agency (NEA) launched the Recycle N Save initiative and 50 smart RVMs were deployed across Singapore, including in schools. The aim of the programme is to encourage Singaporeans to adopt an eco-conscious lifestyle by offering them a convenient and rewarding way to recycle empty plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans.
Since its launch, about nine million plastic drink bottles and aluminum drink cans have been collected.
Encouraged by the positive results so far, F&N Foods, supported by NEA will embark on the next phase of the ongoing Recycle N Save initiative to engage more people to join in the nationwide effort to recycle their beverage plastic bottles and aluminium cans through deposits in RVMs.
Photo credit: NEA
Ms Jennifer See, Managing Director, F&N Foods Pte Ltd said, “In the new phase of Recycle N Save, we will be redeploying the RVMs to more schools and new locations. By doing so, we hope to widen our reach and deepen our engagement with the community through educational outreach and newly forged collaborations with corporate partners. The outreach campaign will include activities such as design competitions and talks, all organised with the aim to encourage more people to embrace the habit of recycling.”
A key partner in this new phase is Artacia, a design and technology company, which will work with artists and designers to upcycle the beverage containers collected through the RVMs into 3D-printed artworks such as everyday objects like benches and planters.
Updates on upcoming events and new locations of the RVMs can be found on the initiative’s microsite, RecycleNSave.sg.