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11 February 2019

BSDA reiterates stance on DRS and plastic recycling

Ahead of the launch of the final report of the Zero Plastic Waste Report tomorrow (12/02), British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) Director-General Gavin Partington has reiterated the association's stance on the issue of recycling and the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS):

"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. 

"However, this must be accompanied by reform of the current producer responsibility system to create greater transparency and increased investment in UK recycling infrastructure.  

"Government must also ensure that any materials captured within a DRS are not subject to other regulatory obligations which could perversely hamper progress towards the circular economy we all want to see."