Ireland To Hit 150 Million Containers Returned before Transition Deadline

“As of May 30th, Ireland has achieved its highest monthly total of over 75 million containers returned, more than February, March and April combined.”  June first will mark the start of an incoming change for the selling of drinks containers in this country. By this date, “only drinks containers displaying the Re –turn logo can […]

Record-Breaking Return Day: Irish Consumers Bring Back Three Million Plastic Bottles and Cans in One Day

Average Daily Returns Surpass 2.37 million in May as return rates continue to increase   Over 100 million Drinks Containers Returned as Scheme Reaches Major Milestone   Return numbers are steadily rising each week with people now returning millions of bottles and cans every day – Ciaran Foley, CEO     Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme continues to achieve new […]

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, […]

No Bottles or Cans Purchased Before 1 February Eligible for Deposit Refund

This Thursday, 1 February, Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme goes live. The operator of the nationwide scheme, Re-turn, is advising that only bottles and cans purchased after 1 February are eligible for a deposit refund, as these drinks containers will have had a deposit charged.   Niamh Kelly, Head of Marketing and Communications for Re-turn, said, […]

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 […]

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