Singapore aims to start drink container return scheme in 2024, targets 80 per cent collection rate

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Singapore consumers may find themselves paying an extra 10 to 20 cents (about 7 to 14 US cents) upfront for their colas come mid-2024, as authorities look to impose a new surcharge to encourage recycling.

Under the proposed “beverage container return scheme”, consumers can get a refund of the deposit if they return empty drink containers at shops or recycling machines, instead of tossing them into trash bins.

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