What is the Beverage Container Refund Scheme?
The Beverage Container Refund Scheme (BCRS) contributes towards the processes adopted when disposing of the empty single-use beverage. The scheme incentivises the return of single-use beverage containers by applying a refundable deposit on single-use beverages which are then collected and sorted by BCRS Malta for onward sale as recyclable material.
Who must register with BCRS Malta Ltd?
Producers, Importers, Retailers and Catering Undertakings making available non-refillable beverage containers on the market shall register with BCRS Malta Ltd.
With reference to S.L. 549.134:
What beverages and beverage container materials form part of the Scheme?
The following beverages are eligible:
The following beverage container materials are eligible:
How does the scheme work?
A deposit of €0.10 will be added to the price of the beverages which fall within the scope of this scheme. This deposit is charged by Producers and Importers to retailers and catering establishment at wholesale stage which is subsequently charged onto the consumer. This deposit is transferred to BCRS Malta and the consumer can then obtain a full-refund of their deposits by returning the empty beverage container to an approved redemption location which can either be a retailer or a Reverse Vending Machine.
Contact us for assistance!
This scheme is a great opportunity to be part of the change and contribute favourably towards the environment. Whether you are a producer, importer, distributor, retailer or catering establishment, KSi Malta can help you with the registration process. Contact our Advisory Manager, Jessica Camilleri on firstname.lastname@example.org should you require assistance with this scheme or for further information on how to register your business with BCRS Malta.Go Back
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