The Bottle Fund is the world’s first innovation fund based on bottle deposits. The Bottle Fund collects recyclable bottles from companies and large events, and the money is reinvested in start-ups with sustainable and ecological potential. Bottle Fund shows that recycling can create new value.
In Norway, the majority of all bottles and cans are recycled. The record was set in 2018, with the recycling of 1.2 billion units, comprising 7,918 tonnes of aluminium and 20,568 tonnes of plastic. High deposits and an environmental tax on plastic products are among the reasons why Norway is a world leader. Even so, around 150 million bottles and cans disappear from the system every year. Bottle Found is aiming to significantly reduce this figure.