Deposit Return Scheme

16th July 2018
Coca-Cola Sets Out What A “Well-Designed” DRS Might Look Like

Coca-Cola Sets Out What A “Well-Designed” DRS Might Look Like

Coca Cola marks one year since the launch of Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) and Coca-Cola GB’s (CCGB) Sustainable Packaging Strategy by highlighting some of the latest activity against their sustainability commitments. The CCGB said one of the key challenges and opportunities … Continue reading

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6th July 2018
Discussions On UK-Wide Principles For Recycling Drinks Containers

Discussions On UK-Wide Principles For Recycling Drinks Containers

A summit took place in London yesterday (5 July) between the four UK nations to discuss plans for a UK-wide Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers. The summit brought the four nations together to coordinate work at a UK level … Continue reading

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28th June 2018
Scotland Launches Deposit Return Scheme Consultation

Scotland Launches Deposit Return Scheme Consultation

Members of the public are being called upon to have their say on how deposit return could work best for Scotland, as Zero Waste Scotland hosts its first public engagement event on the matter at Glasgow Fort. Under a deposit … Continue reading

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11th May 2018
Co-op To Trial Deposit Return Scheme At UK Festivals

Co-op To Trial Deposit Return Scheme At UK Festivals

Co-op will become the first UK retailer to launch a deposit and return scheme (DRS) trial with reverse vending machines, as part of its commitment to increase recycling and reduce marine pollution.  The pilot initiative will see the DRS unveiled at … Continue reading

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2nd January 2018
EAC Report Looks To Turn Back The Tide Of Plastic Waste

EAC Report Looks To Turn Back The Tide Of Plastic Waste

In a report launched before Christmas, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) called for the introduction of a UK-wide deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, as well as a requirement to provide free drinking water in public premises, and to make … Continue reading

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11th October 2017
RECOUP Survey Highlights Need for Kerbside Investment

RECOUP Survey Highlights Need for Kerbside Investment

The 2017 RECOUP Household Plastics Collection Survey has highlighted the need to invest in kerbside recycling collections infrastructure and communications. The report also highlights half a million tonnes of plastics packaging from UK households has been achieved. The 512,475 tonnes … Continue reading

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11th October 2017
A Deposit Return Scheme In England Could Save Councils £35m A Year

A Deposit Return Scheme In England Could Save Councils £35m A Year

A new report published today (11 October) suggests local authorities across England could save up to £35m every year if a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers was introduced in England. Analysis of data across eight local authorities, including … Continue reading

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4th August 2017
Deposit Return Scheme Would Stop A Third Of Ocean Plastic

Deposit Return Scheme Would Stop A Third Of Ocean Plastic

A deposit return scheme for beverage containers would stop a third of the plastic going into the oceans, according to new analysis by think tank Green Alliance. According to the group, plastic marine litter from the UK could be reduced … Continue reading

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