Plastic bottles for metro tickets in Rome

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Machines have been placed at three Rome metro stations which allow passengers to “earn” public transport tickets by recycling their old plastic bottles.

The machines were placed in the Cipro station on Line A, Piramide on Line B and San Giovanni on Line C.

Each bottle recycled is worth the equivalent of five-euro cents in points, meaning you need to recycle 30 bottles to accumulate enough points for ticket.

Points will be transferred to passengers through the My Cicero and TabNet apps, according to public transport authority ATAC.

The machines will be in place for a 12-month “test phase” after which authorities will decide whether to expand or dtch the scheme.

The “experimental project” was introduced in Rome on Wednesday, making the city the “first large European capital” to introduce such a scheme, city mayor Virginia Raggi said yesterday.

Via The Local Italy

 

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