Pakistan’s first Reverse Vending Machine is installed at Jinnah Super Market in Islamabad. The machine introduced by PepsiCo international is inaugurated by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam. The machine will give “cash for thrash” as used plastic bottles can be deposited to get a coupon of Rs. 100 discount on the purchase of KFC products. The machine is installed on the special instruction of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. The move is part of the Prime Minister’s Clean Green Pakistan Program, under the scheme PepsiCo has already announced country’s larges plastic collection and recycling program.
The Reverse Vending Machine used in Singapore for the first time. Malik Amin Aslam updated the media that the video of the machine forwarded to him by Prime Minister Imran Khan and instructed to make arrangements for the use of the same in Pakistan. The machine is mostly used in developed countries and gives cash or other incentives like coupons for empty and useless plastic bottles. “It is a modern technique to curtail pollution and maintain the ecosystem,” said the Special Assistant to Prime Minister Malik Amin Aslam. The PTI government has already introduced electric cars in a bid to elevate the climate issue in Pakistan.
A Vending Machine is an automated machine that provides items such as snacks, beverages and biscuits etc. after cash, credit cards or specially designed cards. In contrast, a Reverse Vending Machine provides cash, coupons or other benefits mostly for used plastic bottles to curtail the intensity of pollution in the environment.
The process for operating the machine is simple, you have to press the start button in response lid will open for five seconds to deposit a trash plastic bottle. After depositing the bottle, the plastic will be crushed to be recycled and the machine will give you a coupon of Rs. 100 incentive i.e. discount of purchase from KFC. Malik Amin Aslam also briefed the media that initially the model will be observed for two months and in case of success it will be implemented in other cities of Pakistan.