PET plastic bottle recycling rates in select countries 2018
Norway's high recycling rate can be explained by the country's efficient deposit return scheme. When consumers purchase plastic bottles, they pay a small additional fee on top of the price of the product and are reimbursed this once they are returned to reverse vending machines. The scheme has proved so effective that other countries have followed suit. In the UK, 86 percent of people support the idea of supermarket deposit return schemes for plastic and glass bottles, as well as drink cans.