Deposit Return System (DRS)

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The Plastics Recycling Charity has undertaken consumer insight research to understand a range of considerations for a Deposit Return Scheme in the UK. more

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Tesco's reverse vending machine

Tesco has launched a reverse vending scheme in some of its stores in a bid to make it simpler for customers to recycle their packaging, as well as calling on Government to introduce a consistent approach to collection and recycling. more

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A summit took place in London last week between the four UK nations to discuss plans for a UK-wide Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers. more

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Canary Wharf Group

Canary Wharf launches the first UK on-site Deposit Return Scheme as part of its ‘Breaking the Plastic Habit’ campaign. more

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A ‘taxing’ question for single-use plastics recycling

Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, discusses the options for encourage packaging recycling. more

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The trade body for the British plastics industry, the BPF, has cautiously backed the consultation on a Deposit Return Scheme with plastic containers for England. more


England is introducing a deposit scheme for plastic drinks bottles and other packaging, a move Environment Secretary Michael Gove says will "take action on plastic bottles to help clean up our ocean". more

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January’s brew-haha over a charge on takeaway coffee cups has come to naught after the Government responded with a focus on ‘voluntary commitments’ to reduce container waste. more

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The British Plastics Federation, the trade body for UK plastics, has heavily criticised the reliability of bottle waste statistics presented to Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee. more


Recyclable bottles should be subject to the Deposit Return Scheme widely used in European countries, and entering Scotland next year, says the Environmental Audit Committee at the House of Commons. more

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A survey undertaken by Greenpeace to gauge the feelings of national retailers on the implementation of a plastic bottle return scheme (DRS) has been met with a mixed response. more


The Packaging Recycling Group Scotland (PRGS) has rejected Scottish Government proposals for a Deposit Return System, saying the proposals “fail on nearly every practical level.” more