How do effective deposite refund systems work?

12 January 2021

At a time when littering of our planet, in particular the marine environment, is a growing problem and the amount of non-renewable natural resources is constantly shrinking, deposit refund systems can be an effective tool in partly solving these two problems. Under such systems, consumers buying products pay a small deposit, which is returned to them when they return non-reusable containers to a collection point for recycling.

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