The Consortium shall provide approximately 350 Reverse Vending Machines (RVMS), at strategic locations all over Malta and Gozo.
The Scheme shall be managed and operated by a Consortium, made up of the major Beverage Producers, Importers and Retailers in Malta.
The Beverage Container Refund Scheme (BCRS) is designed to encourage and motivate people to dispose of their containers in an environmentally friendly manner and in return receive the deposit through a cash voucher.
Consumers are encouraged to deposit their respective beverage containers in the RVM, which will automatically register the beverage container in accordance with its typology, and henceforth issue a cash voucher accordingly. The voucher has a value of € 0.10 per container, and may be redeemed at establishments in the proximity of the particular RVM in which the container is deposited within two years from date of issue. There could be instances whereby consumers would have the opportunity to donate the voucher value to a good cause.