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 a series of factsheets to help promote understanding of the some of the various aspects of deposit-return. These factsheets are designed to help educate yourself and others, and to help campaigners make their case for deposit legislation in their jurisdiction. To download, click on the appropriate link below.
Factsheet #2: Public Support, Table of Polling Studies
Factsheet #4: Economic Impacts to Municipalities