All your plastic water and soda bottles now give you free metro tickets
At least in Rome. The city is implementing a bottle recycling scheme where you can exchange plastic waste for metro rides.
Rome is trialling a scheme where people can recycle plastic bottles in return for free rides on the city's public transport system.
Called + Ricicli + Viaggi, or + Recycle + Travel, the recycling scheme accepts plastic bottles which are collected and sent for processing.
Machines at three metro stations in the city exchange one plastic bottle for €0.05 in credit, making a €1.50 journey worth 30 bottles.
Deposit Return Schemes in Europe
Deposit return schemes ensure that single-use plastic bottles are collected, instead of being discarded.
In Europe, until now, 10 countries have already implemented deposit return schemes:
- and Sweden.
All of which have achieved significant results. The least successful country is Estonia, with an 82.7% total return rate which is already higher than many countries in Europe.
The most successful example in Europe is Norway, with an impressive 97% recycling rate for plastic bottles.
"It's a calm feeling, being in the permanent home," says chef Harriet Mansell
What You Need to Know About Pop-Up Restaurants
A Solar Solution to Food Waste?
"I think the story of Africa is definitely one worth sharing", said Vusi Ndlovu
Who is Karime Lopez, the chef of Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura?