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The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) has welcomed the publication today (March 16) of the regulations for the introduction of a deposit return scheme in Scotland.

A start date for the scheme of July 2022 was also announced.

Commenting, Mo Razzaq, a member of the NFRN’s national executive committee (NEC) and a retailer in Blantyre, said: “We welcome today’s announcement that the regulations have been laid before the Scottish parliament.”

Mr Razzaq, who has led on the issue of DRS on behalf of NFRN members, continued: “This is the latest stage in a process that the NFRN has been working toward for the last three years, including as members of the Scottish Government’s Implementation Advisory Group.”

Mr Razzaq concluded: “As the details of the scheme are finalised, the NFRN will continue to work to ensure that the scheme works for all retailers.”

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