How it Works

Deposit return systems give consumers an incentive to recycle their empty drinks container. When you buy a drink, you pay a small amount extra for the bottle or can. This money is fully refunded when the container is returned for recycling.
This first short video explains the deposit return cycle, and this second video gives answers to some frequently asked questions. This video highlights how deposit return helps to reduce litter and increase recycling.
This diagram shows what happens from the customer paying a deposit when they purchase a drink, to how they get their refund, and what happens to the bottle or can next!


“We are a small Perth-based Social Enterprise that operate two busy cafes and an outside catering business amongst other projects. We are passionate about creating awareness and making a difference to our environment on a local and national scale. This innovative scheme will not only be good for litter and waste reduction, it will also help the local economy and create more opportunities for businesses.”

Giraffe Trading

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