|Name of Program||As yet un-named.|
|Date Implemented||Scheduled for 2023.|
|Containers Covered||Glass, aluminum, plastic|
All drink containers.
Plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
|Amount of Deposit
As of early 2019, a voluntary deposit system is already functioning in Istanbul’s Metro stations, with bottle and can refunds being paid out as credits on riders’ transportation cards rather than as cash. The refund credits range from 2 to 9 kuruş (less than US$0.02) depending on the size of the bottle or can.
The proposed deposit program is an outgrowth of the Zero Waste Project, which has been encouraged by Turkish first lady Emine Erdoğan.
“Bottles deposit return scheme gets green light in Turkey.” Hurriyet Daily News, Jan. 21, 2019. Accessed 2-13-19.