ARIADNA - “Sustainability study on the introduction of a mandatory DRS for packaging in Spain: Comparative environmental, social and economic analysis versus current situation”

 

bioplsticos

 
Topic

Waste Management

Period

2015-2017

Sponsors

ANAREVI, ANEP, ANFABRA, ANGED, CERVECEROS DE ESPAÑA, ECOACERO, ECOEMBES, ECOVIDRIO, FIAB y TETRA PAK HISPANIA SA.   

 

 

Description

The ARIADNA Project. “A sustainability study on the implementation of a mandatory DRS for packaging in Spain: a comparative environmental, social and economic analysis vs the existing system” compares the current system of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for managing the waste with a hypothetical situation of both systems (ERP and DRS). It would affect containers for water, soft drink, juice, beer, wine, sparkling wine and spirits made from PET, HDPE, steel, aluminium, carton for beverages and glass, with a capacity smaller than 3 litres. A 10-cent deposit per container would be applied, and a return rate of 90%[1] has been assumed. Containers not subject to the DRS would be managed by the EPR. 

It is the most comprehensive study on DRS carried out to date in Europe. With the participation of a monitoring committee, including more than 30 entities and organisations representing the parties involved in waste management, the study also includes a critical review by a panel of nine independent experts. The full report of the project has been published in the channels of the Chair for public exposure.

 

 

Public exposure

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[1] This is the return rate that proponents of the DRS believe could be achieved. It is even higher than the return rate reported in most countries that still have a DRS for single-use containers

 
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