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!


“As an alcohol company that prides itself on giving back to the environment we feel that any efforts towards reducing waste and encouraging recycling of glass bottles are of the utmost importance.  We are in a climate emergency and the time to act is now.
In the words of Robert Swan – the greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.
We shouldn’t wait for change, we should be the change and leave a legacy to be proud of for our children and the generations that follow.  We could think of nothing worse than being the generation that goes down in history for knowing all the facts and still never doing anything about it.
People often find change difficult at first but they always find a way to adapt so let’s make the change, in the hope for a greener cleaner world!”

The Garden Shed Drinks Co.

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