DEPOSIT REFUND SCHEME
GreenSeas Trust lobbied the government to adopt this scheme
Reverse Vending Machines give money back
When plastic beverage bottles are returned, money is given back to the consumer
Returned plastic bottles can be recycled
New plastic bottles can then be made with the recycled plastic and since they are removed at source, it stops them ending up as marine plastic litter.
The Deposit Refund Scheme is a success
Countries that have adopted this scheme on average, see an improved recycling rate of >80%