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 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!
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‘Learning for Sustainability Scotland strongly supports a Scottish Deposit Return system. Taking action on returning drinks containers will increase learning and awareness on waste and resources and will make a difference for us and the natural world’.

 

Learning for Sustainability Scotland


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