Estonia has been operating its deposit return scheme (DRS) since May 2005. Since then, the country, which has a population of 1.3 million, has collected 3.75 billion items of packaging. The scheme includes PET, steel and aluminium cans, as well as one-way and refillable glass, and its return rates for each material are 80% or above. Fellow Baltic state Lithuania introduced its DRS in 2016.
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