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EPR Club / ACR+ lunch debate - 17 January 2019


Hosted by ACR+

Deposit-refund systems for one-way beverage packaging in Europe: exchange of experiences and points of view

17 January 2019 | 12:30 - 15:00


In recent years, the interest and controversy over deposit-refund systems for one-way beverage packaging has been mounting. Acclaimed as an effective way to increase collection and recycling rates and reduce littering by some, it is criticised for being too costly and complex by others. With the recently adopted EU waste package containing ambitious new targets for packaging and the Proposal for a single-use plastics directive put forward by the Commission in May 2018, deposit-refund systems are a highly topical issue.

The lunch debate hosted on 17 January 2018 by ACR+ wishes to discuss the current situation and to explore the arguments put forward by proponents and opponents of such a system, and the different perspectives on the role of deposits within the mix of instruments put in place to help driving the circularity of packaging.


  • The agenda for the event is available here


This event is open to EPR Club members (including ACR+ members) as well as representatives of EU Institutions and Member States. You can register to this event by sending an email to, including your full name, organisation, function, and the event name.

Please note that seating is limited. A basic lunch will be provided.

Practical information

  • 17 January 2018, 12:30 - 15:00
  • EPR Club Secretariat
    Avenue d'Auderghem 63
    1040 Brussels, Belgium
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