Hawaii Deposit Beverage Container Program
On average, over 900 million beverage containers are sold annually in Hawaii. As an incentive to recycle, the Hawaii Deposit Beverage Container Program places a 5¢ redeemable deposit on each beverage container. Consumers get back their 5¢ when they return their containers to a redemption center.
Since January 2005, Hawaii’s Deposit Beverage Container program has assisted residents to recycle just over 70% of containers sold in the state, for a total of over 6.6 billion containers in the last decade. Through recycling, consumers are helping to remove these containers from the waste stream and also reducing litter in the community.
Information and resources for schools interested in developing a recycling program.
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