Short fact sheet going over how deposit return has potential to generate meaningful social-economic outcomes.
A convenient and accessible redemption network is crucial for high return rates in a deposit return system (DRS).
Countries, states, and provinces that have implemented deposit return systems (DRS) consistently achieve higher collection rates for drinks containers than those that rely solely on municipal kerbside collection programmes.
This fact sheet represents a compilation of results from over 100 public opinion polls gathered on a global scale over the last 20 years (2003-2022). The data focuses on public attitudes and opinions towards deposit return legislation in over 20 countries.
This fact sheet offers an overview of the new digital elements that are included within the concept of digital deposit return systems (DDRS). We also look at the key questions that need to be addressed before real consideration can be given to incorporating these technologies into a DRS.
When it comes to the design of a new DRS, one of the key topics of debate is whether the system should adopt a flat-rate (sometimes called ‘fixed-rate) or variable deposit fee.
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.
Fact sheet based on a thorough review of available consumer participation data from consumer surveys related to existing DRS.
The research cited in this document provides a compelling case for increasing beverage container recovery rates through DRS.
Aside from the obvious environmental benefits,
refillable systems offer tremendous economic benefits in terms of material cost savings and job creation, which are multiplied with each refill.