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!


“ReJIG supports Deposit Return in Scotland to offer a solution to the environmental catastrophe that is marine litter. If we can prevent plastic bottles from entering our seas by giving waste a value, we can change behaviour and safeguard our environment. It really is a no brainer!”


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