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Deposit Return Scheme

The UK Government and Devolved Administrations are exploring the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland while Scotland has already confirmed implementation by 2021. Find out more about what that might look like and the impact it could have on the packaging industry here.

DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME IN FIGHT AGAINST PLASTIC

by gov.uk

deposit return scheme announcement

Last year the government has announced plans for a deposit return scheme to crack down on plastic pollution. 

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ALUPRO CONCERN AT CONSEQUENCES OF HIGH DEPOSIT FEE

by Alupro

alupro DRS response

Following the announcement by the Scottish Government of the principles of the deposit return system, Alupro highlight concerns about the deposit of 20p that is proposed for all sizes of container and format. 

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DRS: THE RESULTS FROM UK CONSULTATION

by gov.uk

UK Government DRS results

Recent months have seen a rise in public consciousness when it comes to the need to tackle packaging waste. Here's an analysis of responses to the deposit return scheme for UK consultation.

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DRS CONSULTATION: ANALYSIS OF RESPONSES

by gov.scot

Scottish Government DRS

Analysis of responses to the deposit return scheme for Scotland consultation.

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DRS: WHY GLASS BOTTLES ARE IN

by Zero Waste Scotland

DRS why glass bottles are in

Glass bottles are part of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme, along with PET plastic bottles & metal cans. Here's why glass bottles have been included in the scheme. 

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SIBA COMMENT ON MOVE TO DRS 

by Siba

SIBA DRS

SIBA comment on move to introduce a deposit scheme for plastic, aluminium and glass drinks containers.

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