Moves to bring reverse vending machines to Cavan

Cavan County Council is to look into following Carrickmacross’ lead in setting up a reverse vending machine in the county.

Carrickmacross was the first town in Ireland to install a reverse vending machine.

The innovative installation allows users to insert used plastic bottles into the machine and redeem a 10 cent voucher per bottle.

The Carrickmacross reverse vending machine recycled 20,000 plastic bottles within its first 30 days.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Aiden Fitzpatrick tabled a motion at the recent Cavan County Council Meeting which called for the county to introduce a similar scheme.

Speaking to Northern Sound News, he said that scheme is a “no-brainer” but there are some potential stumbling blocks in Cavan: