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Beverage Containers: Deposit Return Schemes

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 97549, tabled on 30 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the viability of a deposit return scheme in the UK.

Answered on

9 October 2020

Since consulting on the introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers in 2019, officials have been developing final proposals for a DRS using further evidence and ongoing engagement with stakeholders. This will be presented in a second consultation in 2021 alongside a full impact assessment.