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Redemption on What Makes a Container Work

Why Design and Marking Matter

Redemption, the podcast designed to save DRS, starts to look at Standards laid out in A Guide to Modern Deposit Return Systems: 10 Essential Practices, focusing this week on Practice 5: Design, Marking, and Registration for Containers.

A set of design-for-recycling standards in DRS legislation helps guide choices from the beginning of a container’s journey and ensures it can be recovered and recycled in a closed-loop. When it comes to marking and labeling the container itself, best practice dictates the use of standard text, a recognizable logo, as well as a barcode, on each container for easy identification and tracking. And the registration of a container by the producer is an essential step in the process.

To learn how this practice has a variety of real-life implications for consumers, recycling facilities, retailers, and RVM operators, I talked with:

  • Lynn Hoffman, Co-President of Eureka Recycling and National Coordinator for the Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers (AMBER)
  • Henriette Schneider, CEO of a consultancy that supports stakeholder groups in setting up optimizing and ultimately scaling effective systems for packaging

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