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Reloop analysis shows high level of public support for deposit return

By the close of 2024, a total of 59 deposit return systems (DRS) will be operational worldwide for the collection and recycling of single-use drinks containers.

As the momentum for DRS gains traction, recent developments in Europe signal that even more deposit systems will be coming to the forefront in the next few years.

Fortunately, there is a strong wave of public support for deposit systems, providing a gratifying assurance for governments currently contemplating DRS legislation as a strategy to meet recycling targets.

Our newly updated fact sheet, compiling insights from over 180 public opinion polls across 29 jurisdictions from 2003 to 2023, underscores this crucial point.

Summary of key findings from the research

Question askedNumber of polls% of respondents in support (median)% of respondents in support (average)
Support for introducing new DRS legislation10881.0%80.6%
Support for existing
DRS legislation
Support for expanding
DRS legislation
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