World Environment Day 2023

World Environment Day 2023 is a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution matter. The steps governments and businesses are taking to tackle plastic pollution are the consequence of this action. Speaking out and pushing for change has sparked policy milestones like plastic bag bans, innovations in alternatives to single-use plastic packaging, mobilized finance for sustainability, and led to the push for a global agreement to end plastic pollution.

It is time to accelerate this action.

Under #BeatPlasticPollution, World Environment Day 2023 provides an opportunity to raise the volume on the call for governments, cities and businesses to invest in and implement solutions to end plastic pollution.

How CDS helps #beatplasticpollution

CDS plays a significant role in combating plastic pollution, encouraging the recycling of beverage containers, such as plastic bottles and aluminium cans, by providing technology solutions that count, classify and automatically transfer data to the corresponding governing institutions.

Our technology solutions allow the community to access a 10c refund in cash, deposit it to a selected bank account, or donate it.

1. Incentivizing recycling: Through CDS auto redemption terminals, the community can get a 10c refund for every returned beverage container. This financial incentive motivates individuals to recycle and retrieve their deposits, impacting an increase in recycling rates and reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills or as litter.


2. Promoting resource conservation: Recycling beverage containers through container deposit systems help conserve valuable resources. By returning these containers, the materials they are made of, such as plastic or aluminium, can be recycled and used to create new products. This reduces the need for extracting and producing virgin materials, conserving energy and reducing carbon emissions associated with manufacturing processes.


3. Preventing litter: One of the key benefits of container deposit systems is their contribution to reducing litter. Fewer beverage containers are discarded as litter when returned through an auto redemption terminal. This leads to cleaner streets, parks, and waterways, minimizing the environmental impact of plastic pollution.


4. Fostering public awareness and engagement: Container Deposit Systems raise public awareness about the importance of recycling and the impact of plastic pollution. They educate individuals about the benefits of recycling and encourage responsible waste management practices. By involving the public in the recycling process, these systems foster a sense of responsibility and ownership, creating a culture of sustainability and environmental consciousness.


By combining these efforts, Container Deposit Systems collaborate effectively in reducing plastic pollution. They create a circular economy for beverage containers, where materials are recycled, waste is minimized, and resources are conserved, contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable environment.


How can you get involved?

Read this practical guide with helpful tips on how we can all be part of the solution to #beatplasticpollution

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