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Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers (bottles and cans)

By February 18, 2019Consultations

Deadline 13th May

Government are seeking views on proposals to introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

They want to know what you think about proposals to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This would include drinks containers such as:

  • glass bottles
  • plastic bottles
  • cans

The cost of the deposit would be added to the price of the drinks included in the scheme when they are purchased. This deposit would be redeemed when consumers return their empty drinks containers to a designated return point.

If introduced, they anticipate that a deposit return scheme will increase recycling and reduce littering of drinks containers included in the scheme.

For more information and to respond go to DEFRA

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