Members can follow this link for the latest on Brexit.

Press releases

18 February 2019

BSDA backs GB-wide full deposit return scheme

Building on commitments made in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy published in December, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has opened consultations on a range of plans, including bringing in a deposit return scheme (DRS) for cans and bottles.

The Government is setting out two potential models for its DRS plan – ‘all-in’ or ‘on-the-go’.

Responding to this development, British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) Director-General Gavin Partington, said:

"BSDA supports the introduction of a GB-wide full DRS for all plastic and can beverage containers as our assessment suggests this is the best way to increase recycling levels and tackle litter."