Machines to swap bottles for cash

The newly manufactured reverse vending machine being shipped to Fiji. Picture: SUPPLIED

Fiji will soon have a vending machine that will accept empty plastic bottles and cans in return for money.

The machines were manufactured in Malaysia through a grant from the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) Pacific Financial Inclusion Program.

FijiCare Insurance Ltd will oversee the installation and management of the reverse vending machines as part of its micro healthcare program.

“Sneak peeks of the reverse vending machines (RVM) which are now on their way to Fiji, stay tuned for more details and info,” stated Fiji Care on its LinkedIn page. The vending machines were manufactured by Janz Technologies.

Janz Technologies chief executive officer Joey Azman said they were proud to be part of this project.

“Another milestone for our start-up as we ship across 5 KLEAN reverse vending machines to Fiji Islands,” he stated on LinkedIn.

“It will be the first RVM on any Pacific Island, thanks to the grant we won last year from UNCDF’s Pacific Financial Inclusion Program in collaboration with Fiji Care.”

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