Heard of Thorpe park and Legoland? Fab family day out…. Well recycle your used plastic drink bottles and receive vouchers for half price entry.

Coca-Cola Great Britain announced the scheme on July 25th following research that 64% of people said ‘would recycle more on the go if they were awarded instantly for their actions’

Park visitors are invited to bring their 500ml empty plastic bottles and recycle via an onsite reverse vending machine. The trial runs throughout the summer starting 25th July to 19th October 2018.

The machines are being installed at four of Merlin top attractions and you will instantly be rewarded with a voucher to receive 50% off entry at 30 participating Merlin attractions, Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Lego land Windsor and Chessington world of adventures.

The vending machines used are called CafeCrush, once the bottles are deposited they are crushed, (reducing waste volume by up to 90%) and then are perfect for recycling as they are not contaminated by other waste. CafeCrush are owned by recycling solutions company Unisan.

Managing Director at Unisan said the machine is both a win for the consumer and the environment.