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This is the Earth Day 2024 theme.

The good news is, if you participate in your local container deposit scheme you are already combating deliberate plastic production! If you are not, then why not start today while celebrating Earth Day?


Participating in your local container deposit scheme can help reduce plastic waste in several ways:

  • Increased Recycling Rates: You get 10c back for every eligible container you return and recycle. It’s a win-win situation.

  • Reducing Litter: A significant portion of plastic waste ends up as litter, polluting waterways, and landscapes, and harming wildlife. CDSs encourage people to return containers for recycling instead of discarding them improperly, which helps reduce littering and its associated environmental impacts.

  • Promoting Circular Economy: Returning your empties creates a closed-loop system where containers are collected, recycled, and reused to manufacture new products. This promotes a circular economy approach, reducing the need for virgin plastic production and decreasing overall plastic consumption.

  • Community Engagement: CDSs often involve community participation through designated collection points or recycling depots. This engagement fosters a sense of environmental responsibility and encourages communities to take an active role in waste reduction efforts.

Collect your empties and head to your nearest depot today!