The recently published European Directive on plastic has made the environmental responsibility and the correct waste disposal two high priority topics even for the Vending world. Regarding the P.E.T. plastic bottles there aren’t drastic prohibitions, but EU will impose ambitious recycling targets and new manufacturing requirements. EU member states will also be required to take measures able to raise awareness about the correct recycling of this material, such as deposit and bail systems.
The problem of storing waste in the location and the correct start of the treatment process therefore become a necessity for Vending, a need that can be satisfied through compactors and shredders already in the market. These tools offer a great added value thanks to the integration with Coges’ systems: indeed, our company has been offering for some time a technological solution capable of transforming the plastic into an important resource for the vending company through an incentive for final users. In this way they will be stimulated to make a correct recycling process.
The integration between compactors or shredders and the Coges Engine cashless system, compatible with MyKey and Mifare media, makes it possible to satisfy the EU Directive by crediting a bonus to the final users’ cashless wallet for each product recycled in a correct way. The credit that is “refunded” to the user acts as a deposit for the product’s packaging, engaging the consumer in an increasingly ecological behavior and in a smarter management of waste disposal. The integration between cashless readers on the compactors and the Coges Engine payment system present in the Vending machine of the same battery also allows you to credit a bonus only for the waste coming from the same location.
The Eco-recycle functions is already active in Coges Engine systems: use it to reduce space, time and costs dedicated to the waste collection and sorting, to make your location cleaner and tidier and to respond in an efficient way to location and public tenders’ environmental needs.