Lincoln supermarket trials 'reverse-vending machine'
A supermarket is offering shoppers vouchers for recycling plastic bottles and drinks cans.
Sainsbury's is trying out a "reverse-vending machine" at its Lincoln superstore.
Customers collect a 5p coupon for each can or bottle they deposit in the machine.
Sainsbury's Judith Batchelar said: "We're delighted to offer a new way to help our customers recycle while saving on their shop."
Reverse-vending has operated in Sweden since 1984, where more than 90% of household waste is recycled.
Pilot schemes have also been run in Scotland, with the Scottish government consulting on plans to introduce a bottle return scheme.