Call for Retailers – The Beverage Container Refund Scheme has arrived!

28th October 2021

Call for Retailers – The Beverage Container Refund Scheme has arrived!

BCRS Malta Ltd., the operator of the upcoming Beverage Container Refund Scheme calls on all retailers in Malta and Gozo to register with the scheme as per their legal obligation under S.L 549.134, by the 30th November 2021.

Retailers selling beverage containers including water, carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, ciders, beers, ready to drink coffee and dilutables in glass, PET or metal bottles and cans, are invited to get acquainted with the scheme participation conditions.

Retailers are being guided to register all retail establishments they operate, with all the necessary details. Registration can be completed by entering the Corporate Portal on the BCRS Malta website and clicking on Retailer.

BCRS Malta Ltd. is a not-for-profit company incorporated by three associations representing the local beverage market – the Malta Beverage Producers Association, the Malta Beverage Importers Association and the Malta Beverage Retailers Association.

The Beverage Container Refund Scheme, which will enter into force in Malta in April 2022, is intended to actively incentivise the return and recycling of single-use beverage containers for a refund.

The company shall assume the responsibility for the nationwide collection of beverage container single-use waste on behalf of producers, retailers and catering undertakings.

The Scheme plans to achieve high recycling targets, aiming for 85% returns of all beverage containers by 2026.

The future is here, and we are excited to be at its forefront!