Footnotes

Deposit return schemes FAQ

1 “Understanding the effects of marine debris on wildlife,” CSIRO. 2014.
2 Calculated based on collection rates from Global Data, deposit system Central System Administrators, and “PET Market in Europe: State of Play,” Eunomia. 2020. Data available upon request.
3 “Beverage Market Data Analysis 2015,” Container Recycling Institute. 2017.
4 BottleBill.org 2019.
“The Journey to 100% rPET Bottles,” Beverage Daily. 2020.
6 “RecyclingMarkets.net lists baled PET market value data from deposit streams as 58% to 93% higher than baled PET from non-deposit streams. This refers to deposit vs non-deposit PET in the northeast USA. January-June 2020. Susan Collins of the Container Recycling Institute commented that this is higher than normal due to COVID-19 implications and deposit PET is typically 40% higher.
7 “PET Market in Europe: State of Play,” Eunomia. 2020. Data available upon request.
8 “Global Deposit Book 2020,” Reloop. 2020.
9 “2019 Annual Report,” Recycle BC. 2020.
10 "Fact Sheet: Economic Savings for Municipalities,” Reloop. 2020.
11 “Employment and Impact of Container Deposits – New York,” Eunomia. 2019.

Plastic pollution is everybody's business

1 “New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics,” World Economic Forum. January 2016.
"No plastic in nature: Assessing plastic ingestion from nature to people," WWF. 2019.
"Plastic rain in protected areas of the United States," Science. 2020.
4 DRS: Derived from GlobalData sales and redemption data from European deposit system operators. 2019. Available upon request. Curbside: “PETCORE Europe Presentation 2020,” Eunomia. 2020.
5 “Understanding the effects of marine debris on wildlife,” CSIRO. 2014.