Envipco's Pioneering RVM Technology Powers Ireland's Recycling Revolution

    Celebrating the Launch of the Deposit Return Scheme with Envipco's Innovative RVM Technology

    Dublin, 1st February 2024 – Today marks a significant day in Ireland's journey towards a more sustainable future. The much-awaited Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), operated by Re-turn Ireland, is officially launching, and Envipco is at the forefront, playing a pivotal role in easing the process for retailers. This initiative is not just about promoting recycling; it's about transforming our daily habits for the betterment of our environment.

    Understanding the Deposit Return Scheme
    Under the new DRS, every time you buy a drink in a plastic bottle, aluminium, or steel can featuring the Re-turn logo, you pay a small deposit in addition to the price of the drink. This deposit is fully refundable when you return your empty, undamaged drink container to participating shops and supermarkets.

    What Can You Return?
    •    Material: Plastic bottles, Aluminium, and Steel cans.
    •    Capacity: 150ml – 3L.
    •    Refund: 15c refund for 150ml - 500ml containers  and 25c refund for over 150ml- 3L containers
    Not Included in the DRS:
    •    Glass drinks containers.
    •    All dairy products, e.g., Milk, Yogurt drinks.
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    Envipco RVMs Successfully In Operation Across Multiple Retailers.

    Why This Matters?
    The launch of the DRS in Ireland is more than just a recycling initiative. It's a step towards changing the way we interact with our environment. The scheme incentivizes recycling and is a crucial move towards reducing waste and litter. Envipco is proud to be a part of this transformative journey.

    The Irish DRS is expected to reduce beverage container litter by as much as 90% and increase Ireland´s recycling rates by 30%, according to Repak, an Irish waste and recycling body. The DRS will efficiently help Ireland reach EU thresholds of 78% PET recovery by end 2026, rising to 90% PET recovery by 2029, and EU requirements of minimum 25% recycled content in beverage containers by 2026. 

    Envipco: Facilitating a Smoother Transition for Retailers
    With over 40 years of experience, Envipco has established itself as a key partner to retailers in implementing successful DRS systems in various countries. Our expertise and innovative solutions are instrumental in making the transition to DRS not just feasible but efficient for retailers.

    Envipco plays an integrated part of the Irish DRS by enabling the automated and efficient return of empty beverage containers through its industry leading reverse vending machine (RVM) solutions. Envipco’s RVMs secure uncontaminated, compacted and sorted recycled material ready for new container production and its systems connect stakeholders in the DRS, increase transparency and is a powerful tool against fraud. Envipco is the preferred RVM supplier to the largest Irish independent network of retail stores with installations across the country.

    “Envipco welcomes the Irish initiative to help the environment and reduce litter. DRS has proven to be the most efficient and cost-effective model for all market participants to meet recovery and recycling targets. There are now 16 countries in Europe with DRS, and new countries are in the process of introducing DRS over the next years. Envipco’s RVM technology is a perfect match for the Irish retail market, and we are proud to be a leading partner for market participants in Ireland” says Envipco CEO Simon Bolton.  

    Daunted by DRS? Don’t Be. With Envipco it’s easier.
    Transitioning to a new system like the DRS can seem daunting. However, with Envipco, the process becomes significantly simpler. We have dedicated our mission to make recycling more accessible and convenient for everyone involved – from governments to retailers, and ultimately to the consumers.

    Want to Know More?
    If you're interested in learning more about how Envipco is revolutionizing recycling and how you can be a part of this change, reach out to us. Let's create a cleaner world for future generations.

    If you have any specific questions about this or any other topics, please contact us: https://www.envipco.com/contact