Reverse vending machine introduced

2020-01-13 12:09:47

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolia generates 20 thousand tons of plastic waste each year, of which 15 thousand tons are made up of beverage containers. However, only 30 percent of the waste is recycled and the rest is dumped in the nature due to the insufficiency of recycling bins.

Thus, the Ecobin LLC brought reverse vending machines (RVM) into stores for proper waste recycling. In return for empty aluminum cans, beverage bottles, and cartons with a volume of less than 1 liter, the machine gives receipts with a QR code that can be later redeemed through the Mongol chat mobile application. It is currently giving MNT 20 for a single container and RVM can be found or is being installed at:

  • Khangarid Palace
  • State Department Store
  • Nomin Wholesale Khan-Uul
  • Nomin Wholesale Chuluun Ovoo
  • Nomin Supermarket Rivergarden
  • Nomin Supermarket Naadam center
  • Nomin Hypermarket Unur khoroolol
  • Nomin Hypermarket Eastern Central Intersection