Recycling initiative added to Queensland 7-Eleven store

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

Recycling drinks containers has just become a lot easier for Murrumba Downs residents with the introduction of an innovative reverse vending recycling machine, Envirobank, at the 7-Eleven store.

The Queensland outlet is the third in the franchised convenience chain to adopt this recycling initiative, following Kensington South in NSW and Brandon Park, Victoria.

Just two months into the initiative 7-Eleven customers have recycled more than 3,500 containers and the energy saved so far could light a 60w bulb for eight hours a day for almost seven years.

Customers who pop empty plastic bottles, aluminium cans or plastic Slurpee cups in the 7-Eleven Envirobank machine are instantly rewarded with vouchers. So far consumers have walked away with more than 180 Slurpee upgrades, 300 Boost Bars and over 200 Munch donuts.

EnvirobankÕs managing director Narelle Anderson said “7-Eleven customers have really embraced recycling at the 7-Eleven Envirobanks and weÕre really pleased with the results; it proves that people want to do the right thing and weÕre excited about the latest launch.

“We are sure customers in Queensland will love the convenience of the machine – once the item is placed in the slot, people just have to press the green button — itÕs as simple as that.”