As you may be aware Ireland will soon be introducing the Deposit Return Scheme and with so much information within the Sector we found it important to ensure that our members have all the correct and relevant information to help keep you informed during the roll out of this new scheme.
Convenient for Customers: With return points all across Ireland, returning Re-turn drinks containers couldn’t be easier. Anywhere that sells drinks with the Re-turn logo, must accept your (customer) empty, undamaged containers and refund your deposit in cash or against other purchases.
Communities Together: Recycling is one of the most effective actions we can take as individuals and communities to tackle climate change. Working together with a common purpose, we can protect our communities and create a healthy and positive footprint for future generations.
Protecting our Environment: Internationally, Deposit Return Schemes have proven very successful in reducing litter. By placing a monetary value on these drinks’ containers, there is more incentive for consumers to return them, rather than littering our environment.
Circular Economy Initiative: As a circular economy initiative, the new Deposit Return Scheme aims to move away from the ‘take make and dispose’ culture to one of returning valuable materials, and keeping them in the economy for as long as possible.
It is a legal obligation for all retailers to register for the Deposit Return Scheme by October 30th.