What do new details of deposit return scheme mean for industry?

Defra has today (20 January) announced the details of the upcoming deposit return scheme (DRS) in the form of a consultation response.

The UK Government, Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland worked on the response together. Scotland will launch its own DRS in August 2023.

The scheme in England and Northern Ireland is set to feature steel and aluminium cans of 50 millilitres to 3 litres and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. In Wales it will feature both of the above as well as glass.