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Deposit Return Systems Reduce Litter

In addition to increasing recycling rates, one of the main benefits of deposit return schemes (DRS)—and one that cannot be accomplished without it—is litter reduction. Quite simply, this is because attaching a monetary value to a beverage container, in the form of a refundable deposit, decreases the likelihood that the containers will be littered or remain as litter in the environment, as consumers and other citizens will be motivated to return them for recycling so that they can claim the refund.

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