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Energy calculator

An empty bottle is full of energy, and the environmental impact of returning your empties is much bigger than many realize. Below, you can find out how much energy you save when you return your empty PET bottle (of average size).

1 bottle

If you return one bottle, you save enough energy to fully charge a mobile phone seventy times.

2 bottles
If you return two bottles, you save enough energy to listen to music on your mobile for 40 weeks straight.

3 bottles
Three returned empties equal the energy consumption of an electric drill for six hours.

5 bottles

Every second, day and night, all year around, five bottles disappear from the deposit system. These bottles could save enough energy to run a high-pressure washer for nearly three hours.



7 bottles
If you return one bottle every day for a week instead of tossing it, you can keep a chainsaw running for more than three hours.



30 bottles
Annually, the average Norwegian dispose of 30 refillable bottles in the trash. These bottles contain enough energy for every Norwegian to use a lawnmower for ten hours.

285 bottles

Every second, day and night, all year around, 285 bottles are deprived of an eternal life in the deposit system. These bottles contain enough energy to run a dishwasher 170 times.

17 113 bottles

Every hour a day, an average of 17 000 empty bottles are not returned. If they had returned, their energy could have kept a 4 HP outboard motor running for more than 185 days.

410 000 bottles
Every day, 410 000 empty bottles are not returned. The lost energy could run a moped for almost 1.2 million kilometers – or 30 times around the earth.

2 884 500 bottles
Nearly 3 million bottles are lost every week throughout the year. If they returned, the energy could run an average family car for 2.5 million kilometers. The same amount of energy could run an electric car more than four times that distance, for a total of 9.7 million kilometers.

12 500 000 bottles
Every month, 12.5 million bottles are not returned. The lost energy is equivalent to driving a truck for nearly 5.6 million kilometers. That is 140 times around the earth!

150 000 000 bottles
This year, we estimate that 150 million bottles will be lost. If they returned, we could save enough energy to power 5 600 Norwegian households for a year.

Energy calculator

An empty bottle is full of energy, and the environmental impact of returning your empties is much bigger than many realize. Below, you can find out how much energy you save when you return your empty PET bottle (of average size).

1 bottle

If you return one bottle, you save enough energy to fully charge a mobile phone seventy times.

2 bottles
If you return two bottles, you save enough energy to listen to music on your mobile for 40 weeks straight.

3 bottles
Three returned empties equal the energy consumption of an electric drill for six hours.

5 bottles

Every second, day and night, all year around, five bottles disappear from the deposit system. These bottles could save enough energy to run a high-pressure washer for nearly three hours.



7 bottles
If you return one bottle every day for a week instead of tossing it, you can keep a chainsaw running for more than three hours.



30 bottles
Annually, the average Norwegian dispose of 30 refillable bottles in the trash. These bottles contain enough energy for every Norwegian to use a lawnmower for ten hours.

285 bottles

Every second, day and night, all year around, 285 bottles are deprived of an eternal life in the deposit system. These bottles contain enough energy to run a dishwasher 170 times.

17 113 bottles

Every hour a day, an average of 17 000 empty bottles are not returned. If they had returned, their energy could have kept a 4 HP outboard motor running for more than 185 days.

410 000 bottles
Every day, 410 000 empty bottles are not returned. The lost energy could run a moped for almost 1.2 million kilometers – or 30 times around the earth.

2 884 500 bottles
Nearly 3 million bottles are lost every week throughout the year. If they returned, the energy could run an average family car for 2.5 million kilometers. The same amount of energy could run an electric car more than four times that distance, for a total of 9.7 million kilometers.

12 500 000 bottles
Every month, 12.5 million bottles are not returned. The lost energy is equivalent to driving a truck for nearly 5.6 million kilometers. That is 140 times around the earth!

150 000 000 bottles
This year, we estimate that 150 million bottles will be lost. If they returned, we could save enough energy to power 5 600 Norwegian households for a year.