The consultation on a deposit return scheme (DRS) asking the public to shape a scheme for drinks containers as a way of reducing plastic pollution closes on September 25.

As SWA members are aware, the Scottish Government wants people to pay a small deposit when they buy a drink in a single-use container and get that money back when it is returned empty.

It is asking for views on questions including:

  • How much the deposit should be?
  • Where people could return items?
  • What sort of materials and products should be included?

The Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland worked with stakeholders – including the Scottish Wholesale Association – to design possible options for the scheme.

View the consultation here. Remember, it closes on September 25.