13 Dec '11, 6pm

Ever heard of a vending machine that accepts CFLs and batteries? Now you have

Ever heard of a vending machine that accepts CFLs and batteries? Now you have

reVend's crazy reverse vending machines allow recyclers to safely dispose of light bulbs and batteries while receiving reward incentives. Photo: reVend Recycling Ltd. You’ve heard of reverse vending machines that reward recyclers for depositing bottles and cans. But what about light bulbs and batteries? reVend Recycling Ltd. , a U.K.-based reverse vending machine manufacturer, is launching a unique line of recycling machines for the collection of domestic batteries and light bulbs – including incandescents, CFLs and LEDs, the company announced on Monday. Jointly designed by reVend and Repant ASA , the patented system looks just like a standard vending machine. But instead of dispensing snacks, it safely accepts light bulbs and batteries for disposal and offers reward incentives to recyclers. Following a successful pilot installation at an IKEA store near London, the compan...

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