Closed consultation

Introduction of a deposit return scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

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Summary

Seeking views on our plans to introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals to introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

By creating a deposit return scheme, we want to increase the recycling rate of drinks containers and reduce littering. Introducing such a scheme will help change consumer behaviour to encourage higher levels of drinks container recycling.

We need your views on:

  • how a deposit return scheme will operate
  • scheme scope and design
  • implementation timelines
  • scheme enforcement
Published 24 March 2021