LAUNCH OF IRELAND’S FIRST RETURN/DEPOSIT VENDING MACHINE IN CARRICK COINCIDES PERFECTLY WITH ITS EIGHT SUCCESSIVE NATIONAL TIDY TOWNS GOLD MEDAL

4 October 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

Market Square Shopping Centre was a hive of activity on Monday afternoon, as Carrickmacross Tidy Towns Committee unveiled Ireland’s first return/deposit reverse vending machine, having just returned victoriously from a ceremony in Dublin’s Helix Theatre where they took home the town’s eighth successive gold medal in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2019. Although it was an abysmal day weather-wise in the picturesque town, there was no raining on the committee’s parade and thankfully the launch was indoors.

The machine is located inside the back doors of Market Square Shopping Centre beside the carpark. The machine accepts plastic bottles and gives refunds in the form of vouchers for O’Gorman’s SuperValu, which is in the same complex. Minister Heather Humphreys was attending the funeral of Jacques Chirac, former French President, so launching the …

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