Since the Netherlands introduced a deposit return system for small plastic bottles last year, people with little money can collect bottles from these holders on public bins and return them to supermarkets to collect the cash.
Make your city a sustainable and social forerunner
Deposit money does not belong in the waste bin. Neither do plastic bottles. That is why the Dutch are introducing the DoneerRing in the Netherlands. An iron ring around garbage cans where people can put their deposit bottles in, so that others can collect them in a dignified way for deposit money. This ring has already been installed in more than 100 German cities (and in Denmark), and always with enthusiastic reactions.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CLEAN
Making a cleaner and nicer world starts locally. Once you are able to keep your own home neat and tidy, you can take the extra effort to work on beautifying your town with friends and neighbors. An organised clean-up effort and some good follow-up work can make a nicer world for everyone to live in. Help clean up your home and neighbourhood, and keep it that way.