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Deposit Return Scheme

Deposit Return Scheme

Proposals are emerging across the UK for Deposit Return Schemes. A DRS operates whereby a deposit is charged to the consumer for the use of drinks containers made from glass, aluminium or plastic to ensure those products are returned for reuse, to the manufacturer. This, it is argued, will ensure that the materials returned will be of a higher quality, more capable of reuse and recycling, and ultimately support the circular economy by avoiding the use of new raw materials.

That is why APSE decided to conduct some further research into Deposit Return Schemes using Scotland as an emerging case study, given it is ahead of other UK administrations in bringing forward proposals. Whilst this research publication therefore concentrates on the proposed scheme within Scotland some of the lessons learned are equally applicable to the rest of the UK.

Download the report

 

Charlie Devine, Service Manager, Dundee City Council, will be discussing the DRS and the issues for local authority waste and recycling collections at APSE's upcoming Environment Act Seminar on Wednesday 23 February. You can book your place here.

We will also be discussing the DRS in greater detail at the  APSE Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds seminar 2022, Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 May 2022, in Aviemore. Book your place here. 

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

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