Social-economic benefits of deposit return

A January 2023 fact sheet from Reloop described and compared the social-economic benefits of deposit return systems (DRS) for charities and other nonprofit organizations, in seven countries in Europe, and Canada, Australia, and the state of Oregon. Reloop wrote that "DRS - now in place in over 50 jurisdictions worldwide - continue to prove their effectiveness at achieving circular economy outcomes, including the minimisation of waste through the reuse and recycling of drinks containers. But it's not just the environmental benefits that are drawing governments' attention towards DRS. These systems can also generate meaningful social-economic outcomes in terms of additional revenue streams for charities and other non-profit organisations that benefit communities."