- Deposit Return Schemes
- Reverse Vending
- Reverse Vending Online
Deposit Return Schemes are used across the world to encourage people to recycle drinks containers such as bottles and cans.
They work by charging anyone who buys a drink a small deposit for the bottle or can that it comes in.
They get this money back when they return the bottle or can to a collection point to be recycled.
In Norway they have a Deposit Return Scheme which captures 96% of their single-use plastic bottles.
This keeps the high quality plastic in the loop, making it much easier to recycle into new products, meaning less need for new plastic bottles to be created
Current “go live” timelines for Deposit Return Scheme in Ireland.