Return-It announced on Wednesday that it will be increasing deposits for non-alcoholic beverage containers up and and including one litre from five cents to 10 cents starting November 1, 2019.
The industry-owned not-for-profit responsible for beverage container recycling in BC says that this move will encourage people to recycle more and keep containers out of landfills and oceans.
“Raising the deposit value will provide additional incentive for consumers to return their beverage containers,” said Allen Langdon, President & CEO of Return-It.
The 10 cent deposit will be charged at purchase of all ready-to-drink beverage containers up to and including one litre, such as soft drinks, juice, water, and energy drinks.
Those who wish to then redeem the 10 cent deposit can do so by returning cleaned containers to Return-It depots and retail locations.
Return-It says this change will affect 80 per cent of beverage containers included in the Return-It system.