Deposit Return: How it Works

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CM Consulting Releases Global Overview of Deposit Return Systems

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  • Deposit-Return: Factsheets

    Deposit-return systems (DRS) are a proven tool to recover high quantities of beverage containers for reuse and high-quality recycling. These systems require consumers to pay a small deposit when they purchase a beverage can or bottle, which they get back when they return the container to a redemption location. Reloop and CM Consulting have produced […]

    Posted on 6th Sep 2017 0 comments
  • Deposit Return FAQs Answered

    On September 5, 2017, Scotland joined a growing list of countries around the world when it announced that it will be introducing a deposit-return system (DRS) for drinks containers to tackle marine and land-based litter. There are now over 40 jurisdictions worldwide that have implemented DRS, and the momentum continues to build. In this series of short […]

    Posted on 5th Sep 2017 0 comments
  • Dispatches from Europe: Are we ready for reusable packaging?

    20 June 2017 – Single-use packaging is easy to spot. A short walk along a beach, anywhere in the world, will reveal the consequences of our throwaway culture as each tide brings in a fresh layer of debris, most of it single-use plastics. In some countries, the growing pressure to do something about single-use packaging has […]

    Posted on 20th Jun 2017 0 comments
  • Deposit Return: How it Works

    If we look internationally—Europe, US, Canada, Middle East, China, and Australia—massive efforts are underway to introduce or expand existing programs, as governments recognize deposit-return as a modern solution to litter caused by single-use bottles and cans as well as far superior recycling rates. New laws have received much public support, and most respondents to public […]

    Posted on 19th Jun 2017 0 comments
  • CM Consulting Releases Global Overview of Deposit Return Systems

    Press Release 31 May 2017 – As the problem of marine litter has steadily grown worse, there has been renewed interest in deposit return for the recovery of single-use beverage containers. Deposit return systems (DRS) are a proven tool to collect high quantities of empty beverage containers for reuse and high-quality recycling, and are vital to achieving […]

    Posted on 25th May 2017 0 comments
  • Dispatches from Europe: The uncertain future of waste-to-energy

    21 February 2017 – Anyone engaged in waste-reduction policy has surely witnessed the intense debate that has been raging for decades around the notion of burning municipal solid waste to create power. Active lobby groups around the world regularly campaign for additional incineration capacity, citing the importance of reducing waste to landfill and finding ways […]

    Posted on 21st Feb 2017 0 comments
  • Is Access Everything?

    7 February 2017 – “If you build it, they will come.” Over the years, this classic line from “Field of Dreams” has been applied to business thinking again and again, and when it comes to recycling, the “build it” mantra has in many ways summed up the industry’s strategy over the last 25 years. The […]

    Posted on 7th Feb 2017 0 comments
  • CM Consulting annonce son Qui Paie Quoi 2016

    Peterborough, Canada, le 9 Décembre, 2016 – CM Consulting est heureuse d’annoncer la publication de l’édition 2016 du rapport Who Pays What (Qui paie quoi). Cette septième édition du rapport continue de présenter les données les plus récentes sur la récupération des contenants de boissons au Canada, y compris les mesures de performance et les […]

    Posted on 9th Dec 2016 0 comments

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