Our new report, Global Deposit Book 2022: An Overview of Deposit Return Systems for Single-Use Beverage Containers, provides a comprehensive summary of over 50 deposit systems that are currently in place—as well as those scheduled to be implemented by the end of this year—in Europe, North America, Central America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania.
The report shows that global interest in DRS continues to grow, and that by the end of 2026, around 748 million people could live in jurisdictions with DRS, more than double the population covered as of the end of 2022.
“The fact that no other method of collection can effectively recover 90% of beverage containers for closed-loop recycling explains why governments around the world have shown a renewed interest in DRS,” says Clarissa Morawski, CEO and co-founder of Reloop. “By enabling the collection of high volumes of top-quality, colour-sorted material that can be directed into closed-loop recycling applications again and again, these systems deliver bountiful circularity by allowing us to produce new containers from used containers multiple times.”
Global Deposit Book 2022
A comprehensive summary of over 50 DRSs that are currently in place – including those scheduled to be implemented by the end of 2022.
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