COLCHESTER Council bosses have set out a plan which could see residents 'paid' to recycle more.

The early proposals are based on the Smart Mobile Waste Transfer scheme already in place in Istanbul.

It would see residents who recycle plastic bottles at automated teller machines - or reverse vending machines - across the town given credits which can then be used for travel on public transport.

The move is part of the authority’s drive to cut the amount of plastic being used in Colchester.

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