Week 29 The Deposit Return Scheme 

In this episode Max visits Lidl Ireland HQ to speak with Elaine O’Connor, Head of Sustainability about Re-turn, the National Deposit Return Scheme.

Currently over 60% of bottles and cans are being recycled across the country. This means that over 30% are going into landfill or ending up as litter. 

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme is due to launch on 1st February as part of a circular economy initiative aimed at increasing recycling and reducing litter and waste. 

It is hoped that placing a value on the containers will incentivise their return.

How does it work?

Find out more at www.re-turn.ie