Where do your empty bottles go after you recycle them at an RVM?

    Is recycling worth it? Do recycled containers actually get turned into something new? Is closed-loop recycling even possible in Australia? The answer is yes! And it’s already happening.

    Follow the journey of a plastic bottle as it gets returned through a Reverse Vending Machine and then recycled into a new drink bottle.

    A closed-loop recycling system is when items are recycled then reused in the manufacturing process in place of raw materials. This circular economy of recycling creates environmental, economic and social benefits through litter reduction, job creation and industry growth. Think of it as buying the drink and borrowing the bottle.

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