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Extended Producer Responsibility

Learn more about EPR: What is it? Why is it important, and what does it mean for manufacturers, and others in the value chain? Plus, discover our latest white paper, EPR Unpacked: A Policy Framework for a Circular Economy.


Holistic Resource Systems

HRS optimizes the combination of key waste management practices for collection, sorting and recycling to transition towards closing the loop, preventing litter and contributing to a carbon neutral world.


Deposit Return Systems

Deposit Return Systems (DRS) play a vital part in preventing bottles and cans from ending up in oceans, streets and landfills, by offering a financial incentive for consumers to return used containers for recycling. Learn more about DRS. 


Mixed Waste Sorting

The incineration or burying of plastics and other high carbon materials generate unnecessary GHG emissions - MWS can reduce those emissions and put material back into the system for incorporation into new products. 


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Rewarding Recycling: Learnings from the world's highest-performance deposit return systems

As policymakers and brand owners alike consider how to reduce plastic pollution, recover and reuse more containers, and generally move towards a “circular economy", deposit return systems are being evaluated as a policy tool for their ability to significantly raise beverage container recycling rates.

TOMRA has over 45 years’ experience innovating and managing deposit return systems in 40 markets. Among the variety of deposit systems are success stories where the objectives and needs of multiple stakeholders are met. By identifying and sharing the framework commonly used to design deposit return policy and systems, this white paper seeks to contribute to an educated discussion on recycling best practice – including what can be learned from the past, and what the future may look like.

In "Rewarding Recycling: Learnings from the World's Highest-Performing Deposit Return Systems", TOMRA discusses:

  • What effective deposit return systems deliver
  • The four key principles and twelve element high-performing deposit return systems share
  • Dozens of case studies on real-world implementation of deposit return policy

Learn the success factors of the leading deposit return systems, download the white paper today!

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If we are going to get serious about circularity, we need to take the right steps. You don’t want to miss this publication.