Biedronka is starting to install a new type of machines in its stores that will collect empty bottles from customers. These are the first preparations for the new regulations, which will enter into force on January 1, 2025.
On January 1, 2025, new regulations on the recycling of beverage packaging will come into force, according to which all large stores with an area of at least 200 square meters will enter into force. will be obliged to collect plastic bottles with a capacity of up to 5 liters, glass bottles with a capacity of up to 3 liters and metal cans with a capacity of up to 1.5 liters.
Biedronka has already started to prepare for the upcoming changes in the law, and the first effects of this are already visible here and there. Test bottle machines have already started to appear in some places in the country.
Biedronka places bottle recycling machines in front of its stores
The first Biedronka recycling machine, used to return empty plastic and glass bottles and cans, was placed next to the store in Skórzewo on ul. Poznańska. It is located directly in front of the supermarket itself.
Another bottle machine was placed directly inside another store, located in Warsaw’s Wilanów district. It is true that it has remained closed for now, but that is about to change soon.
In exchange for empty packaging, Biedronka’s recycling machine prints special vouchers for customers, which they can then use when shopping.
Not only Biedronka, but also Lidl
The Portuguese chain of Polish stores Biedronka is currently conducting talks with various potential suppliers of recyclists and conducting appropriate tests, on the basis of which a specific supplier of the new type of machines will be selected. German Lidl is currently also carrying out similar activities.