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Axion has welcomed the all-in approach as it removes the incentive for brands to offer discounted alternatives not included in the DRS scheme, such as water in cans instead of bottles Read more

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The survey, conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland, showed that 77 per cent of people in Scotland support the introduction of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme, and that helping the environment is among their top motivations Read more

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During the trial period Iceland has been gaining feedback from its customer, who have responded extremely positive with 96 per cent of shoppers believing the scheme should be extended to all retailers Read more

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Boots is trialling a Deposit Return Scheme in two of its stores in Scotland. Read more

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The survey results have been published following an announcement made last week by the former Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, in which he gave his backing to an all-in DRS that includes drinks containers of all materials and sizes Read more

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Feedback from the consultation, which took place between February and May of this year and received more than 208,000 responses, showed strong public backing for an all-in DRS model Read more

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The consultation, which ran from February until May, asked UK residents for their views on EPR, and a further consultation on proposals for a Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers was carried out at the same time Read more

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The Government announced in February it was exploring two versions of a DRS, with the alternative on-the-go model attracting criticism from environmental groups due to it being restricted in the types of containers it can take Read more

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This is compared to just £250 million that would be generated by an ‘on-the-go’ system, which would collect a fraction of the drinks containers produced Read more

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Reverse vending machines for recycling are set to strike a chord with eco-conscious festival-goers across Britain this summer. Read more

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The UK Government recently closed four consultations that aim to meet commitments set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy and the 25 Year Environment Plan to accelerate change to how the UK funds, structures, and manages its waste materials Read more

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The figure, which is the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars of the road, has been highlighted by Zero Waste Scotland to mark today’s World Environment Day, the UN’s annual day to encourage awareness and action to protect the environment Read more

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For a 24 hour period, starting at 9am local time of the 9th May in each country, the network of groups from countries spanning five continents will release a series of aerial photographs and videos of messages calling for a 'Clean Planet' Read more

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The BPF issues statement following the Scottish Government announcing that it intends to implement a deposit return scheme on used drinking containers, cans and glass. Read more

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The Llandaf school is one of Wales’ many eco-schools and its eco-committee has been working to increase understanding of waste and reduce its plastic use through initiatives such as its weekly plastic-free Friday Read more

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The report finds that the DRS is expected to cost almost £1 billion to set up, to collect recyclables worth just £37 million Read more

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The UK throws away 2.5 billion coffee cups a year, and over half a million per day become litter - Global product development and technology consultancy firm Cambridge Consultants has been looking at a number of ways to solve the coffee cup problem Read more

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The school is one of many eco-school in Wales and its eco-committee has been working to reduce its plastic use and the school regularly joins in litter picks in the local area Read more

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Backed by research which shows 81 per cent of people would go out of their way to deposit a bottle or can, the pilot will operate for six months to encourage people to recycle while on the go Read more

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The DRS has been proposed with two options, the “all-in” model, which would target a large amount of drinks beverages placed on the market, irrespective of size, and the “on-the-go” model, which would restrict the drinks containers in-scope to those Read more

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