Scotland’s deposit return scheme will start in July 2022, and the expectation is that it will be expanded to the rest of UK soon.
What does this mean for you as producers of single-use containers?
Lewis Van Diggele from the British Soft Drinks Association will share details of the scheme and answer your questions.
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About the scheme:
Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme has been designed to make it easy for us all to do the right thing. People pay a small deposit of 20p when they buy a drink in a single-use container and then get the deposit back when they return the empty bottle or can.
The scheme will go live for the public on 1 July 2022. However, an independent Gateway Review into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the go-live date for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme was announced by the Cabinet Secretary in March 2021.
The Scottish Government appointed a scheme administrator in March 2021 – Circularity Scotland Ltd is a newly formed, not-for-profit organisation and will manage the logistics of the deposit return scheme.
Other parts of the regulations will come into effect before the scheme goes live, to make sure it is ready on day one.