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!
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Comment

‘It is very important that people taking part in triathlons properly hydrate, but it is equally important that participants and race organisers reduce waste and recycle wherever possible. We even have a British rule, where if competitors are caught littering, they are instantly disqualified. We believe a deposit return scheme will further raise awareness of the importance of recycling, and will ultimately help to lessen our sport’s impact on the natural environment.’

Triathlon Scotland


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