Envipco Technology Empowers Hungary's Deposit Return System (DRS) Launch

Envipco plays a crucial role in automating and streamlining the return process. 

Budapest, January 2024 - In a historic move, Hungary officially initiated its Deposit Return System (DRS) on January 1, 2024, becoming the 15th  European country to adopt this transformative approach to beverage container recycling. Envipco, recognized as one of the two Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) suppliers to DRS operator MOHU MOL Hulladékgazdálkodási Zrt., plays a pivotal role in automating and streamlining the return process.


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One of the first Hungarian customers using Envipco's Reverse Vending Machines

Envipco Empowers Hungary's DRS Success with 700+ RVMs: A Sustainable Future Unveils

With over 700 RVMs already deployed in Hungary, Envipco's significant involvement in Hungary's DRS is set to be a driving force for its success. The ongoing Phase 1 includes an additional potential of 1,600 RVMs, with a Phase 2 potential of 2,000 machines expected to be delivered in the next 12-24 months. 

The Hungary DRS covers plastic up to 3 Liters and glass bottles, along with aluminium cans. For disposable containers, the deposit stands at HUF 50 (EUR 0.13). This initiative aligns with EU targets on plastics recovery, recycled content in beverage containers, and aims to reduce litter and environmental impact. 

Under the new legislation, the return of empty beverage containers is now mandatory for grocery stores with a sales area exceeding 400m². MOHU, the DRS operator, has selected Envipco as one of the two RVM suppliers, securing orders for the efficient deployment of these machines across the country. 


Plastic bottles, cans, and glass bottles find a new life through recycling in Envipco's RVMs.

Envipco's CEO, Simon Bolton, expresses pride and excitement about being a key partner in Hungary's sustainable journey.  

We are extremely proud and excited to be a key partner enabling the efficient return of beverage containers across Hungary, helping the country meet strict EU targets for a circular economy. Envipco has invested heavily across our entire value chain to secure a long-term commitment and success with our partners in all markets. Our strong partnership with MOHU is a testament to this success” says CEO of Envipco, Simon Bolton.  

Envipco's Hungarian operations, based in Budaörs and led by Country Manager Zsuzsanna Pataki, with over 17 years of experience in the plastics packaging industry, are diligently contributing to the seamless execution of this impactful initiative. With a dedicated team of 23 professionals, Envipco remains steadfast in its mission to contribute to Hungary's circular economy goals.

Envipco is privileged to contribute significantly to Hungary's pursuit of a more circular economy. We remain committed to creating a cleaner world for future generations.  

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Envipco’s Reverse Vending Machines with clear instructions ready to be used by the Hungarian consumers.

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