Scotland’s deposit return scheme to go live in 2023

Circular Economy Minister Lorna Slater set out plans for a phased implementation of the scheme and said the target of achieving 90% collection rates by 2024 will be maintained

Aldi pays back customers for recycled plastic bottles

Customers are able to return plastic or glass bottles and aluminium cans in exchange for vouchers worth up to £5

Get paid for bringing back cartons

The EAC suggests the delayed Deposit Return Scheme should include carton collection

Landmark reforms to fight plastic pollution and boost recycling move forward

The government has launched two consultations, including proposals for a deposit return scheme for drinks containers and an extended producer responsibility scheme for packaging

Welsh town to trial new digital deposit return scheme for plastic bottles

Digital DRS schemes allow local authorities, brands and regulators to monitor recycling rates so they can analyse the habits of households

Sainsbury’s accepts glass bottles in deposit return scheme trial

It is offering shoppers a 5p coupon for each qualifying drink container that is returned to the reverse vending machine

Iceland recycles a million plastic bottles in deposit return scheme

Two thirds of customers used the reverse vending machines at least once a fortnight over the last year

Scotland confirms 20p deposit return scheme

It will cover PET plastic bottles, like most fizzy drinks and water bottles, steel and aluminium cans and glass bottles

Government consults on new tax for plastic packaging producers

It would be imposed on plastic packaging that do not meet a minimum threshold of at least 30% recycled content

Ireland mulls bottle deposit return scheme to cap plastic waste

The government has launched a review to explore how best Ireland could deliver a 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029