Norway supermarket pioneers battery recycling

Copenhagen, Denmark • Norway’s second-largest supermarket chain says it has launched reverse vending machines that give customers discount coupons for new batteries when they deposit old ones for recycling. Coop Norway spokesman Harald Kristiansen said Tuesday that the company believes the Swedish-made machines are the world’s first for batteries. Similar machines exist for glass and plastic bottles. Kristiansen says just under 2,500 batteries have been collected in the three weeks since they we...

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