Am Fr., 10. Jan. 2020 um 08:58 Uhr schrieb Marc Gemis <

> > amenity=reverse_vending_machine
> > reverse_vending=bottle_return
> >
> > Machines may take more than one type of item. Some here take bottles and
> bottle creates. Some take metal cans.
> >
> > Reverse vending machines are not the only vending machine type that’s
> not technically a vending machine, although you are exchanging one thing
> for another.
> >
> > I propose
> > amenity=vending_machine
> > vending=reverse_vending (or keep bottle_return as its already in use)
> > recycling:glass_bottles=yes/no (already is use)
> > recycling:<other types>=yes/no
> Since you use recycling tags, why not use amenity=recycling with some
> subtags to indicate that you get money. Why stick to vending machine?

sometimes (e.g. common typology in German shops) you can add both, plastic
bottles for recycling and reusable bottles in plastic or glass (but usually
not bottles in glass for recycling) into the same "machine" (which will
often just be a conveyor belt with a scanner and a receipt printer, while
sorting takes place manually behind the curtain). Other machines are only
for plastic bottles for recycling and they will crush the bottles to reduce
space requirements. I have never seen a machine that accepts glass bottles
for recycling (but maybe they exist somewhere), usually there are
containers for the collection of glass or the bottles will be reused.

Technically, the term "reverse vending" only applies to machines where you
get something for the items you have put in (is typical for reusable
containers but may often not be true in the case of containers destined for
recycling), maybe if we want to lump them together we should prefer a more
generic tag for it?


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