This report is a comprehensive design and model of a deposit refund system (DRS) for disposable beverage containers in the Czech Republic.
- Reviewed examples of best practice from existing DRS;
- Conducted a mass flow analysis to identify the number of beverage containers currently recycled, littered, landfilled or incinerated in the Czech Republic;
- Assessed the financial impacts including producer fees, handling fees and the impact on residual waste collections; and
- Calculated the costs of central administration, reverse vending machines, retailers staff time and storage space, collection, counting centres and haulage.
The report then sets out the proposed design for the Czech DRS, and identifies the savings to be made as a result of the system.
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