How does the new deposit cycle work?
- The producers always sell the beverages to their retail partners inclusive of the 25-cent deposit.
- For all products sold, the producers must pay the collected deposit to Recycling Pfand Österreich on a regular basis.
- 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.
- The producers can buy back the same proportion of material put into circulation by them and then collected.
- The repurchased material is commissioned by the producers for recycling and can then be reused to manufacture new bottles or cans.