More than one billion single-use soft drink containers are sold every year in Quebec. Thanks to the deposit system and other efforts, bottlers recuperate about two-thirds of them.
In Quebec, a consumer buying a soft drink in a container subject to a deposit will automatically pay a 5¢ deposit to the retailer. This deposit is refunded when the empty container is returned. Obviously, if the empty container is not returned, the deposit is lost.
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