Deposit-return systems (DRS) are a proven tool to recover high quantities of beverage containers for reuse and high-quality recycling. These systems require consumers to pay a small deposit when they purchase a beverage can or bottle, which they get back when they return the container to a redemption location.

Reloop and CM Consulting have produced a series of factsheets to help promote understanding of the some of the various aspects of deposit-return. These factsheets are designed to help educate yourself and others, and to help campaigners make their case for deposit legislation in their jurisdiction. To download, click on the appropriate link below.

Factsheet #1: Handling Fees

Factsheet #2: Public Support

Factsheet #3: System Performance

Factsheet #4: Economic Impacts to Municipalities

Fiche #1: Frais de manutention et gestion

Fiche #2: Soutien public aux systèmes de consignes

Fiche #3: La performance du système

Fiche #4: Impacts économiques sur les collectivités