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18 December 2018

BSDA supports the introduction of a GB-wide deposit return scheme

The government’s Resources and Waste Strategy has been unveiled, setting out how ministers aim to change the way consumers deal with waste from the home to the workplace.

It includes the introduction of a deposit return scheme in 2023, subject to consultation early next year.

Gavin Partington, Director General at British Soft Drinks Association, said:

"The soft drinks industry supports the introduction of a GB-wide full deposit return scheme for all plastic and can beverage containers. We believe this is the best way to increase recycling levels and tackle litter.

"Reform of the current producer responsibility system is also necessary to create greater transparency and increased investment in UK recycling infrastructure."