What's Going On Here?
This week car park operator CitiPark revealed it will trial a reverse vending system at its flagship car park at the Merrion Centre in Leeds, where customers will be offered cheaper car parking rates for ‘cashing’ in plastic bottles.
What Does This Mean?
As a means of incentivising recycling, throughout October customers will be able to pay to park their car using plastic bottles! The only rule is that each bottle must be 500ml or more, with each 500ml bottle knocking 20p off the cost of parking! There’s no limit on the number of bottles that can be used, so you can park til your heart's content!
Once collected, the plastic bottles will be upcycled into fabrics for clothing, or used to make new plastic toys and furniture.