The recovery zones conceptualized by The 4th Bin allow retailers to manage HHW subject to the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulation outside their walls, in a safe and compliant manner. They also allow retailers to free up commercial space that can be used more efficiently and profitably.
Compact and aesthetically pleasing, recovery areas offer retailers the opportunity to strengthen their image by demonstrating to the community their commitment to the environment and environmentally responsible practices.
Retailers will benefit from new sales from customers who, after dropping off their used products, are likely to replenish their supplies at the nearby store, for example, to replace batteries, light bulbs or paint.
The drop-off points generate significant traffic from a clientele that is increasingly aware of the environment and the organizations that care about it, which can provide participating retailers with excellent visibility with new customers.
The drop-off zones can be installed in unused spaces in parking lots without interfering with the movements of other customers of the retailer.
Relationship with the citizens
Allow its host municipality to install a service point on its property in order to offer a local recovery area to its citizens.