Norway has a good bottle recycling system to help prevent bottle litter. When buying a bottled drink you not only pay for the drink but you also pay extra for the bottle. This means that the shelf price is only for the drink and when you go to the check out an extra kr 1,- for small bottles or kr 2,5- for large bottles is added to your cost. Don’t be put off by this – if you recycle the bottle you get 100% of your ‘deposit’ money back. At all supermarkets there is a self service recycling machine. Just put in your bottles press the receipt button and collect your refund either by buying something else or getting your money back at the register.
It’s very satisfying watching your bottles go in – if you peek down the hole you can watch where your bottles go. It feels just like a mini ATM – plastic goes in and money comes out!