Tama nga ang sabi nila “May pera sa basura”, at dahil nasa Europa ako, linawin natin-ibig sabihin  ” May Euro € sa Basura”.hahaha ♥

Here’s what I found in one gasoline station↓

 Reverse Vending Machine-  a device that accepts used (empty) beverage containers (plastic bottle or can )and returns money to the user.

  • Big Bottle worth 0.40 EUR = 21.6790PHP
  • Small Bottle worth 0.20 EUR = 10.8395PHP
  • Big & Small Cans worth 0.15 EUR = 8.12961PHP


  1. Empty the bottles & cans & proceed to RVM.
  2. Put all the bottles & cans at vending machine one by one
  3. Wait for green ready light before putting the next bottle/can
  4. Press the green button when you have done
  5. Get your deposit receipt &
  6. Redeem your receipt at the counter or cashier

In total I got 4.45 EURO or  241.36 Philippine Peso

By collecting my own empty bottle , I got 4.45€. Here’s what I buy with my rebate↓


Does it make sense to recycle?


Recycling is important in today’s world if we want to leave this planet for our future generations. Recycling begins at home. When you think of recycling you should really think about the whole idea; reduce, reuse and recycle. If you are not throwing away any of your old product and instead utilizing it for something new then you are actually recycling. We’ve been careless up to this point with the way we’ve treated the Earth and it’s time to change; not just the way we do things but the way we think.

Be mindful of what you do, pay attention to the items you buy and always check yourself to see if you really need it or if it comes in a package with less waste. We can all do our part and we will make a huge difference.

I just hope that we have reverse vending machine in Philippines & can find in every restaurant, school premises or any establishment like other garbage bin, so everybody can put their empty bottle directly in the machine and know exactly how much they can get from it.

Check the main vendors of reverse vending machines are Kansmacker of Michigan USA, Tomra of Norway and Wincor Nixdorf of Germany, and Envipco of USA and Reverse Vending Corporation.


The first patent for a “Bottle Return and Handling Machine” was filed in America in 1920.

The first working bottle return machine was invented and manufactured by Wicanders from Sweden used in the late 1950s.

In 1962 an advanced automatic bottle return machine was designed by Aage Tveitan and manufactured in Norway by his company Arthur Tveitan AS.

The first 3 in 1 machine was invented in 1994 by Kansmacker Mfg and is still in operation today in Detroit Mi.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

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