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How does the new deposit cycle work?

  1. The producers always sell the beverages to their retail partners inclusive of the 25-cent deposit.
  2. For all products sold, the producers must pay the collected deposit to Recycling Pfand Österreich on a regular basis.
  3. Recycling Pfand Österreich is responsible for carrying out the credit procedure of the deposit amount with the collectors, and collecting and sorting the empty, returned plastic bottles and aluminium cans.
  4. The producers can buy back the same proportion of material put into circulation by them and then collected.
  5. The repurchased material is commissioned by the producers for recycling and can then be reused to manufacture new bottles or cans.