Italy: Coripet and PAM come together for PET bottle collection

| Recycling technology | PETnology Staff Writer

According to non-profit Coripet the consortium has signed a collaboration with three PAM affiliated supermarkets for the selective collection of plastic packaging.

According to the company new eco-compactors for the collection of PET containers have been installed at three PAM supermarkets in the Lazio region.

The "bottle to bottle" collection mechanism allows all customers, through the Coripet app or store card, to accesses the machines and insert the bottles. These must be empty, not crushed and with a legible label. 

As stated by Coripet the more recycled bottles, the more points are beeing accumulated, which entitles the customer to discount vouchers on their shopping. Every twenty bottles there is an award of a one euro discount on expenses of at least twenty euro. If the costumer crosses the two hundred bottle mark, they are entitled to a five euro discount, on a minimum purchase of fifty euro.