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

DEFRA (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) wants to know what you think about their proposals to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers.

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 when they are purchased. This deposit would be redeemed when consumers return their empty drinks containers to a designated return point.

If introduced, DEFRA anticipates that a deposit return scheme will increase recycling and reduce littering of drinks containers.

Find out more on the Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers. The closing date to respond is Monday 13 May 2019.

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