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Uncovered Sustainability: changing habits - Romania's bottle battle

In our Uncovered Sustainability podcast series, we delve deep into the inspiring stories of businesses championing sustainability and forging a brighter, eco-conscious future. In this episode, we’re going to talk about something everyone in Romania is talking about, which is… the world’s biggest integrated bottle recycling scheme. We’ll explore how a country with one of the lowest recycling rates in Europe is turning things around with a unique partnership involving RetuRO, drinks producers, brewers and retailers.

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Join our guests Gemma Webb from RetuRO, the company aiming to change the face of bottle recycling in Romania. And Claudiu Sabau, from ING who got the financing in place to make this happen at an unprecedented speed. 

We want to make a cleaner, greener Romania, so every single bottle you recycle is a statement of care for Romania. This is why we really need to get into the hearts and minds of the Romanian citizens

Changing habits - Romania's bottle battle

Society is transitioning to a low-carbon economy. So are our clients, and so is ING. We finance a lot of sustainable activities, but we still finance more that’s not.

See how we’re progressing on