To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has estimated the cost of introducing a deposit return scheme for single-use drinks containers.
29 November 2018
The Government will shortly launch its consultation on the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) in England. An impact assessment will be published alongside the consultation, which assesses the social and economic costs and benefits of introducing a DRS, including the impact that a DRS will have on small retailers.
Consideration for small retailers will be included in our consultation. We will also take into account the wider effects of a DRS on the retail sector when we consult.