November 22: Recycling habits in Norway

Norway has two key elements for making reverse supply chains work: public participation and infrastructure.

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Source: Harvard Business Review
Published: July 2021

Recycling habits in Norway

In Norway more than 97% of plastic bottles are recycled. That’s because Norwegians are unusually enthusiastic about recycling—and also because a large retail network (including reverse vending machines) exists for bottle collection, supported by a government-run deposit-refund strategy. 

In other words, Norway has two key elements for making reverse supply chains work: public participation and infrastructure.

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