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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! Available in English, German, Italian, Polish, Czech, French, Greek, Korean, Portugese.

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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.