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Government confirms Deposit Return Scheme in Queen’s speech

Government confirms Deposit Return Scheme in Queen’s speech

THE first dedicated Environment Bill for over 20 years has been placed firmly on the political agenda after a string of delays that has seen it drift for nearly three years. The bill, which includes a UK Government commitment to reducing plastic waste through tougher producer responsibilities for packaging and the introduction of a container...

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SESA welcomes scrutiny of deposit return

SESA welcomes scrutiny of deposit return

THE Scottish Environmental Services Association (SESA), the voice of Scotland’s resource and waste management industry, has welcomed the opportunity to review the Scottish Government’s draft regulations for a deposit return scheme (DRS). The draft regulation have been laid in the Scottish Parliament are now available for public comment. SESA Policy Advisor, Stephen Freeland said: “Consultation...

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‘Scotland jumps the gun with deposit return’, says SESA

THE Scottish Government has announced details of proposals for a deposit return scheme, with a 20p refundable deposit levied on all glass and plastics bottles and drinks cans. Any retailer who sells drinks will be required to accept returns, either by investing in reverse vending machines or ‘over-the-counter’ manual take back. The scheme will be...