We’re stoked to be able to provide a Reverse Vending Machine for Emerald Secondary College Students to return their empty containers. For every container that they return, TOMRA is donating 10c to WWF-Australia on their behalf.
This team of bright young minds won the National “Future Problem Solving” competition by designing and making their own reverse vending machine that collects PET plastic bottles – creating a mini container deposit scheme. Their machine returns sweets for every container that is put through.
Container deposit schemes are in place all around the world, and we can see at Emerald Secondary College, how a small incentive can effect real behaviour change
They will be representing Australia at the World Championships next year, bringing their Reverse Vending Machine as a solution to future problem-solving.
Massive congratulations to the Emerald students!