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Study on impact assessment of Deposit Return Schemes

Brussels, 22 November 2018

Brussels, 22 November 2018

To prevent littering and foster more recycling, some Member States are considering setting mandatory deposit-return schemes (DRS) on single-use beverage packaging. For plastic packaging, there are reasons to believe this could happen, given the targets being set in the proposed Single-Use Plastics Directive on collection and recycled content of plastic bottles.

But if a DRS on single-use plastic packaging is introduced, would it also include other materials? To look into this, FEVE commissioned a study to Oakdene Hollins to assess the impact of mandatory DRS measures for single-use beverage containers on glass recycling and the evolution of the packaging market. The study analyses Eurostat data and market data purchased from Global Data on the following product categories: beer, water and soft drinks. These are the product categories commonly covered by a mandatory DRS on single-use beverage packaging.

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FEVE Opinion Piece on the “Raise the Glass Study”

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