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Deposit Return Systems Create More Jobs

The research cited in this document provides a compelling case for increasing beverage container recovery rates through DRS. Maximizing the amount of material entering the system ensures the greatest jobs gains, as the more material there is to manage, the more employees that are needed to collect, sort and transport containers to a materials recovery facility or secondary processor. In addition, because DRS ensure high-quality recycled
material, less material is sent to disposal, where there are fewer jobs on a tonne by tonne basis.

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