Deposit return scheme operator, Circularity Scotland Limited, has announced the payment that retailers will receive (the retail handling fee) for each can or bottle that they accept back. This payment is in addition to the refund of the 20p deposit paid by the retailer to the customer.
Cautious backing for UK DRS scheme for 2024
The Federation of Independent retailers (NFRN) has warned that Irish government’s plans to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS), the timescale involved may be too ambitious.
The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) has joined forces with drinks producers, retailers, and other trade associations to establish Circularity Scotland Limited.
Scottish members who want to opt out of offering a deposit return scheme for drinks containers can now so via an application form on the Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) website.
Scottish Government regulations removing any requirement to obtain planning permission to install a reverse vending machine have come into effect.