If Europe is to move towards a circular zero waste economy, then it must create systems and initiatives that retain the value of materials by reusing them over and over again, using recycling as a last resort to ensure that no waste is leaked into the environment. Deposit Return Systems (DRS) have proven to be the most effective and sustainable way to make this happen, with an increasing amount of interest and uptake in these systems across Europe.

The aim is getting to the habit of returning cans and bottles to the store through a deposit of 10 cents. It will end the daily littering in Spain of 30 million beverage containers every day.