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Just recycle & go

The worlds first bring-bank to automatically smash glass and shred plastic was launched at Tescos Winchester store last week.

The machines compression of materials means it has a storage capacity 50 times greater than normal recycling igloos and only needs to be emptied half as often.

At the banks official opening, Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett said: I am delighted to see retailers using their unique position to help encourage their customers to recycle.

With nine out of 10 people saying they would recycle if it was easier to do so, the new Tesco facility will hopefully attract a new generation of recyclers and encourage those who already do to recycle more.

The opening of the machine follows on from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs decision to give supermarkets £1.2 million to pilot ways to encourage householders to recycle waste at their stores.

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