Deposit Summit 2019

Istanbul, Turkey • October 2019

The Turkish Government confirmed in early 2019 that it will introduce deposits on beverage containers by 2021 as part of its zero waste initiative and efforts to protect Turkey’s 8,000km of coastline. The DRS is intended to reduce litter on both land and sea, by charging a refundable deposit on the price of beverage cans and bottles.

In light of this announcement, on October 10th, Reloop and TÜÇEM (Association of Environmental Training and Waste Management of Turkey)  jointly organized the 2019 Deposit Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The aim of the conference was to examine transition policies and best practices regarding deposit return system for single use beverage containers that could be applied in Turkey.

Conference Materials 



Aynur Acar – Tüçem

Clarissa Morawski – Reloop Platform

Ermis Panagiotopoulos, EFBW


 Henriette Schneider – DUH


Kjell Olav Maldum – Infinitum

Chris Sherrington – Eunomia Research & Consulting


Wolfgang Ringel – TOMRA

Prof Dr Erdem Görgün – İTÜNOVA


Event Photos