Reverse vending machine (RVM) manufacturer Tomra has pledged to RN that it will develop a machine for independent convenience stores before Scotland’s deposit return scheme is introduced.

The comment comes after RN had revealed that despite planning for the scheme’s logistics progressing, there is still no machine suitable for the UK market. 

A Tomra spokesperson said: “We can cater to 90% of the market in terms of our RVM capabilities and are working on the final 10%, which will accommodate the small convenience stores that tend to have high levels of traffic.

“We are confident we will have machines ready that will be able to cater to all of the UK market’s unique specifications well before a deposit return system is introduced.”

Read similar: Razzaq: Government must help shops pay for deposit return scheme