[Tagging] amenity=vending_machine/vending=bottle_return - brand:

Jake Edmonds jake_edmonds at me.com
Sun Jan 5 13:41:15 UTC 2020

Hi Colin. I’m in Slovakia current and I believe the system is similar, if the shop sells a brand then they accept those bottles. 

I believe it’s useful information to be mapped. 

It is possible to find the machine that accepts the widest range of brands. 

One may not remember, or know, where a particular bottle was purchased. 

I agree, it will be almost impossible to find a scheme to fit every country, but at least some details on the wiki page would be useful :) 

Sent from Jake Edmonds' iPhone

> On 5 Jan 2020, at 14:33, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Jake, could I ask you to state what country/state you are referring to? These practices are likely to be different across the world. For example, some countries (such as the Netherlands where I am now) have a pseudo-mandatory system where the retailers pretty much have an obligation to facilitate the deposit schemes, but that usually only covers products they sell themselves. So there would be no real need for "brand" or "operator" in NL. Other countries will probably have different systems - maybe they do not charge an extra deposit on the bottles, but still offer a (small) discount when they are returned. Finding a tagging scheme to fit the whole world requires extensive analysis of as many different perspectives as possible.
>> On 2020-01-05 13:15, Jake Edmonds via Tagging wrote:
>> Some bottle return vending machines only accept bottles of a particular beverage brand. 
>> Of the existing 137 bottle return nodes, none specify if there are any restrictions of which brands of bottles can be returned. 
>> I would like to propose using brand= but wanted to check if there were any other suggestions before I add it to the wiki.
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