New kiosk machine pays out for old batteries

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Despite it being common knowledge that throwing batteries into the trash is bad for the environment, much of the population still discard them instead of using the battery recycling banks offered by many supermarkets. A new initiative by Coop Norway - which has been funded by battery giant Energiser and developed by Swedish outfit Refind - has been designed to give users an extra incentive. Launched on Earth Day, April 22nd, the reverse vending machine will let people drop off their dead batteries into the compartment, which are then scanned and tallied-up into a refund. The machine recognises main household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and…

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