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Don't miss out on the last few weeks of the Scan|Recycle|Reward trial

Image of hands holding a mobile phone with the Scan Recycle Reward app on the screen (english)

23 October 2023

Image of hands holding a mobile phone with the Scan Recycle Reward app on the screen (english)
The Scan|Recycle|Reward trial in Brecon, which has over one thousand participants earning cash rewards, is coming to an end in November.

Having started back in July, the trial will come to an end soon, with no further drink containers being labelled with the iconic 10p stickers from 1 November. Trial participants will have until Wednesday 15 November to scan the QR codes, recycle their containers and claim their 10p reward.

The Scan|Recycle|Reward trial has been run by the DDRS Alliance in partnership with Welsh Government, WRAP Cymru, Powys County Council and local retailers, and was the first time anywhere in the world that a whole town has used this new digital technology, putting Brecon at the forefront of recycling innovation.

The findings from the trial will be analysed and shared with the rest of the UK. Along with feedback from participants and the retailers involved, the data will be used to help shape future Welsh government policies and determine whether this type of digital technology could be used for a deposit return scheme in the future.

"The businesses and local Brecon community have been fantastic throughout this trial" says Duncan Midwood from Circularity Solutions, the company leading the Scan|Recycle|Reward trial.

"It has been a whirlwind of activity since the trial began back in July and the project team on the ground in Brecon have been busy stickering drinks containers, liaising with retailers, answering queries, and generally keeping things going for the past few months.

"We have been delighted with the response from the residents and visitors to Brecon. Their enthusiasm for recycling is evident and the willingness to give the new technology a go, along with the return points around town, has been great.

"We are grateful to everyone who has participated in the Scan|Recycle|Reward trial, but as with all trials, it must come to an end, and we can confirm that the final date for scanning your stickered containers, recycling them and claiming a reward will be Wednesday 15 November."

For more information, please visit: Scan | Recycle | Reward