In A First, Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) For Plastics Launched In Islamabad

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Malik Amin Aslam, PM Imran’s Special Assistant on Climate change recently launched the first Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) in Jinnah Supermarket of Islamabad.

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This is a first of its kind technology that has been introduced in the capital. It is convenient and a great step towards saving the environment.

What is great about this machine is that it will enable the residents to recycle their plastics on the go, and contribute towards making the capital a cleaner and greener place.


The reverse vending machine that has been set up in Islamabad is user-friendly. People only have to press a button on its screen that will open up a hole in the machine where they can insert their plastic bottles of any brand. Once placed, the bottles will be compressed to be prepared for the next steps of recycling.

RVM has been placed by the government as a part of PM’s Clean Green program to make the city plastic-free while the machine has been stationed there by PepsiCo.

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Earlier this year, Pepsi announced its plan on launching a plastic collection and recycling project. Following that, the company further informed that it has doubled the project’s capacity, and now “it will scale up its existing 4,750 tons plastics collection program by adding another 5,500 tons making a total of 10,250 tons of plastics to be collected and recycled in 2021.”

At the unveiling ceremony, Malik Amin reminded everyone how only collaborative effort can make Pakistan a cleaner place.

All of us will have to work together to truly address the plastic issue. The RVM machine is a way of making that connection with the public and encouraging them to recycle, he said.

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