What is the Deposit Return Scheme?

Deposit Return Scheme

In an effort to combat plastic pollution and to promote recycling. Ireland has introduced the Deposit Return Scheme to incentivise consumers to return their empty bottles and cans by providing a refundable deposit upon return.

Under this scheme consumers pay a small deposit when purchasing beverages packaged in single-use containers. Once the containers are empty, consumers can return them to designated collection points to reclaim their deposit.

Implications on Labelling Requirements

The introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme in Ireland will drive changes in the Coding, Marking and Labelling of products, as manufacturers adapt to meet regulatory requirements and consumer preferences for sustainable packaging

Labelling Requirements

Manufacturers may need to update their product labels to include information regards the Deposit Return Scheme and a 2D code to be scanned at collection points.

Traceability and Tracking

With an increased emphasis on recycling and return of beverage containers, there is a greater focus on traceability and tracking of products throughout the supply chain. 2D codes will play a vital role in this.

Deposit Return Scheme

Packaging Design

Manufacturers might reconsider their packaging designs to ensure compatibility with the Deposit Return Scheme. This could involve single materials that are easily recyclable or designing containers that are compatible with the automated reverse vending machines used for returns.

Quality Assurance

As returned containers need to be in a suitable condition for recycling or reuse, manufacturers may need to implement quality assurance measures to ensure that coding and marking on the packaging remain legible and intact after use.

Production Efficiency

Changes in packaging requirements and increased demand for recyclable materials may impact production processes and efficiency. Manufacturers may need to invest in equipment and technologies that support sustainable packaging practices while maintaining productivity.

Recommended Solutions to Boost Efficiency While Complying with the Deposit Return Scheme

The Domino Ax-Series Continuous Inkjet Printers

Ax-Series CIJ Range

The Ax-Series (CIJ Printer) excels in terms of speed, precision, and its ability to perform reliably in diverse and challenging environments. The innovative ink droplet technology in this new generation of Continuous Inkjet printers delivers improved ink efficiency, droplet precision, and placement at traditional printing speeds, marking a significant breakthrough in the industry. The revolutionary i-Pulse system empowers you to swiftly print high-contrast, long-lasting codes and multiple lines at the highest attainable speeds. Moreover, the i-Pulse inks exhibit exceptional adherence, even after enduring the most rigorous post-print processes. In summary, CIJ printing technology stands out as the optimal choice for coding applications, offering speed, durability, user-friendliness, straightforward installation, and, most importantly, remarkable versatility for printing on virtually any surface.


With over 35 years of experience, Codico is an industry expert in Continuous Inkjet printing. We can provide you with a tailored printing solution that perfectly aligns with your requirements.

Our customers include some of the most prominent names in global manufacturing across various sectors, such as; Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, FoodBeverage, Dairy, Construction Materials, and Aerospace, among others.

The Intrex i200 Labelling System

Intrex i200 Print and Apply Labelling System

Intrex labelling provides a range of labelling heads and handling systems designed for the automatic application of product labels or stickers onto various packaging types, including bottles, special offers, trays, syringes, jars, containers, and more.


The Intrex 200+ is equipped with a user-friendly and intuitive control unit, making it effortless to integrate into a wide array of applications. This includes packaging lines and even highly advanced labelling systems, ensuring seamless compatibility and ease of use.

Code Check – Code Verification System

Codico works with many global leaders in vision sensors to provide our customers with bespoke production line vision solutions. All of our solutions integrate with our product line hardware and HMIs, and give additional control and print inspection capabilities. We provide two main solutions; bar code reading and print inspection. When we code, we CODE CHECK.

Image-based code readers provide flexibility, high performance, convenience, and simplicity. Even at fast conveyor speeds, image code readers can reliably detect and evaluate 1D, 2D, DPM (direct part marking), and partially damaged codes. These readers identify markings on nearly any surface, including metal, glass, plastic, or paper. Plus, different models, interfaces, and networking capabilities provide application flexibility.

Domino QuickDesign

QuickDesign is an essential tool in driving manufacturing efficiency, mitigating errors, and simplifying coding operations. Born out of 35 years of coding experience, Domino’s automation software and service products enable applications all around the world, from basic message design to complete site-wide ERP integration.

Using QuickDesign, it’s easy to integrate printing with production, ERP, and distribution software, putting you in complete control of all the codes (Code Check) that must be applied to primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging. The software manages all the printers supplied by Domino, from inkjet and laser to thermal transfer, reducing errors ensuring consistency and traceability across all your production processes, and on through your whole supply chain.

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