- Weekly container return volume and container mix
- Desired frequency of container handling
- Available space
- Desired customer service level
Systems for non-refillable containers
A non-refillable container will not be reused, but will be sorted, compacted and sent directly to the recycling plant.
The in-store sorting and compacting makes it possible to keep the material "pure" – i.e. separate from other types of containers or other unwanted materials. This enables the material to be used for new containers, and not downcycled to less valuable materials.
Non-refillable containers are typically aluminum or steel cans, PET bottles and glass.