Deposit Return Scheme Surpasses 20 Million Drinks Containers Collected Since Launch

·        Total number of containers returned since launch is 21,018,360  ·        Re-turn recorded its highest daily collection rate on Friday, March 29, with 1.2 Million drinks containers collected  ·        Over 2.2 million drinks containers were collected over the course of the long St Patrick’s weekend (16 – 18 March)      Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme, Re-turn, has […]

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme Builds Momentum: Over 5 Million Drinks Containers Collected Since Launch

·        Bumper Weekend (9th-10th March) with nearly 1 million drinks containers returned  ·        Ireland surpassed February’s total of 2 million drinks containers returned in first seven days of March   ·        Daily return numbers grow from thousands in early February to hundreds of thousands in March    Re-turn, Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme has now collected over […]

Guidance on how Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme Works

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme is now live nationwide.  Re-turn has shared further guidance for consumers on how the Scheme works and how to get your deposit refund.     My drinks container did not have a Re-turn logo on it, but I was still charged a deposit. Why?    Should consumers be charged a deposit […]

Guidance for Irish Consumers on Deposit Return Scheme

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme is live. The operator of the nationwide scheme, Re-turn, has the following guidance for consumers.  What will I pay?   A deposit of 15 cents will apply to each drinks container from 150ml – 500mls and a deposit of 25 cents for drinks containers over 500ml to 3 litres.     How will I get […]

Irish Beverage Council and Drinks Ireland welcome the launch of Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS)

The Irish Beverage Council and Drinks Ireland, the Ibec groups representing the non-alcohol and alcohol beverage industries on the Island of Ireland, welcome the launch of the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in Ireland, following a long-term constructive and dynamic partnership across industry, Government, and NGOs. DRS represents a significant change in how beverage manufacturers, retailers, […]

SuperValu and Centra stores in Tipperary gear up for launch of new Deposit Return Scheme on February 1st

7 SuperValu and 18 Centra stores in Tipperary to introduce Reverse Vending Machines from February 1st  SuperValu and Centra invest €28m in Reverse Vending Machines across Ireland Store network projected to collect 320 million containers per year nationally SuperValu and Centra stores in Tipperary are gearing up for the launch of the new Deposit Return […]

95% Plan to Engage with Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme

94% consider the impact their recycling will have on future generations  82% support the introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme Over three-quarters of consumers believe they can make a difference to the environment by recycling drinks containers     Re-turn, Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme goes live on 1 February 2024.  From this date onwards, when consumers […]

Guidance for Irish Consumers Ahead of February’s Deposit Return Scheme Introduction

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme goes live on 1 February 2024.  From this date onwards, when consumers purchase a drink in a plastic bottle or aluminium can that features the Re-turn logo, they will pay a fully refundable deposit in addition to the price of the drink. The operator of the nationwide scheme, Re-turn, has some […]

FAQ on Ireland’s Deposit and Return Scheme from Re-turn

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme is going live on February 1st, 2024. Re-turn is the designated not-for-profit organisation responsible for administrating Ireland’s Deposit and Return Scheme. It plays a pivotal role in guiding retailers, producers, and consumers through the scheme’s processes and ensuring its effective implementation. You can find the scheme’s FAQ on the official website: https://re-turn.ie/ . There are […]

90 million drinks containers returned in June as Ireland averages Three million bottles and cans per day

Operators of the Deposit Return Scheme have announced that June set a new monthly Re-turn record for the fifth consecutive month. The number of drinks containers returned rose to 90 million last month from 78 million in May. An average of 3 million containers were returned each day in the month of June. These numbers are […]

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