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In Norway there is something called''pant'', one version of this is you deliver it into a machine and get money in return, the other but recently I noticed a metal tube with a sticker saying PANT on it, so it's a small tube for putting small bottles and soda cans in for recycling, of course you get no money in return.

here you can see examples of what I mean:

asked 18 Jan '21, 00:45

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closed 30 Jun '22, 12:27

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The question has been closed for the following reason "Closing as a duplicate of ." by Richlv 30 Jun '22, 12:27

Here's how I tag the bottle deposit machines:


This isn't a widely used tagging system, but I hope it catches on!

(Some mappers use the term "reverse vending machine" for a machine where you put something in and get money out. I'm not fond of this for these recycling machines because then there's no way to tag a machine that does not give money, which I'm sure exists somewhere.)

To tag the recycling tube that's on the side of a waste basket, I'd just map the waste basket and add the appropriate recycling:* tags on that:

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answered 18 Jan '21, 15:48

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edited 18 Jan '21, 15:52

This does not address the problem, mentioned in - a deposit return place would not accept other packaging. Reverse vending at seems to work well, and a machine that does not give money would be just standard recycling stuff :)

(30 Jun '22, 12:32) Richlv

ok, that's what I did. thx.

(30 Jun '22, 12:37) mtbboy1993

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