Your container’s journey

In Quebec, a consumer buying a soft drink in a container subject to a deposit will automatically pay a 5¢ deposit to the retailer. This deposit is refunded when the empty container is returned. Obviously, if the empty container is not returned, the deposit is lost.

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AT THE STORE

  1. The bottler sells his container to the retailer and collects a deposit of $0.05.
  2. The retailer sells his container to the consumer and collects a deposit of $0.05.
  3. The consumer returns the container to the retailer and receives a refund of $ 0.05.
  4. The bottler picks up the empty containers and reimburses the retailer the $0.05, plus pays a commission of $0.02

AT THE PROCESSING PLANT

  1. The bottler transports the empty containers to the processor.
  2. The processor sorts containers by material.
  3. The containers are transported to aluminum, plastic or glass recyclers.

RECYCLERS

  1. Aluminum smelter for manufacturing aluminum ingots or coils
  2. Glass Recycling Plant
  3. Plastic Recycling Plant
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New cans, bottles and other items