Refund System

The DRS has proven to be the most effective
scheme to increase the recovery of selected packaging items.

You can equip 40 waste bins with RecySmart with the investment in the price of only one vending machine

The Best Use Cases for
RecySmart coexisting with RVM in a DRS are:


With Reverse Vending Machines there is no ROI for glass. Crushed glass is complicated and dangerous to handle.


Include other packaging types like beverage cartons, which Reverse Vending Machines do not accept.


40% of single-use packaging is consumed on-the-go therefore it is important to provide return points for citizens in the street.


Small retailers can’t afford Reverse Vending Machines. Therefore, they have to do manual counting which causes mistakes and increases the risk of fraud.

What if we make use of the existing waste bins
and collection system?

Revolutionize the packaging recycling sector by introducing a universal and secure Deposit Refund System (DRS) concept:
The Digital DRS (DDRS).

Increase recovery rates in a simple, transparent, secure and widely adoptable way by digitally incentivizing citizens for their recycling actions.

Candam and its partners are shaping
the most complete DDRS in the world:


Serialization and digitization of packaging with unique codes.


Traceability throughout the entire value chain with blockchain and cloud data storage.


Smart bins with the latest technology to know who is recycling what, when and where.

Our proposal:

An easy and affordable deposit scheme to help governments and brand owners increase packaging recovery rates up to 97%.

the Global Standard

The DDRS Alliance is a non-profit collaboration of the world’s leading industry and technology organizations that are working together to build and validate a Global Standard for a Digital DRS with an open and fully-scalable system suitable for any multi-stakeholder environment.

Digital DRS (Digital Deposit Return Scheme) is a new approach to Deposit Return Schemes, enabled through digital tracking of consumer products. It promises improved DRS performance to help step-change circular economies at significantly lower cost and carbon footprint.