Bottle Bill Resource Guide


Name of Program As yet un-named.
Date Implemented Scheduled for 2023.
Containers Covered Glass, aluminum, plastic
Beverages Covered

 All drink containers.

Containers Covered

Plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

Amount of Deposit

TBA - 

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. 

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