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Drinks containers – reducing litter and increasing recycling: call for evidence

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Seeking evidence on ways to reduce litter and increase recycling / reuse of drinks containers, including deposit and reward and return schemes.

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Consultation description

We are seeking views and evidence on ways to reduce littering and improve recycling and reuse of drinks containers. In particular, we want to know what evidence there is on the benefits and disadvantages of different types of deposit and reward and return schemes (DRS).

Your responses will be used by the independent Voluntary and Economic Incentives Working Group to give advice to government. This forms part of government’s commitment to its Litter Strategy for England.

If any commercially sensitive information is submitted to us in response to the call for evidence, we will remove details which could identify those who wrote it, before we share it with the Working Group.

Published 2 October 2017
Last updated 27 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. The deadline for this call for evidence has now been extended to Monday 20 November.
  2. First published.