Tesco puts plastic bottle deposit return scheme in its basket

The supermarket will offer a 10p payment for each bottle brought back to the store

Morrisons trials plastic bottles deposit return scheme

It is offering 10p for each bottle returned to spend in store

Scotland consults on deposit return scheme to boost recycling

The possible options for materials that could be collected include plastic containers, glass bottles, metal cans, cartons and disposable cups

Iceland first UK supermarket to trial deposit return scheme

It has installed a reverse vending machine at its store in Fulham, London

Co-op to trial deposit return scheme for plastic bottles at UK music festivals

Reverse vending machines will be installed at its pop-up stores at Download, Latitude and Reading and Leeds festivals

Wales unveils disposable plastic waste plans

The government intends to work with other parts of the UK for a deposit return scheme for drink containers

UK to introduce deposit return scheme for single-use bottles

Consumers use an estimated 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year but more than three billion are not recycled

Iceland and Co-op back plastic bottle deposit scheme

  Iceland and Co-op have become the first two supermarkets to support a UK-wide bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) to tackle plastic pollution. The retailers said they would back a mandatory DRS following the Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s consultation on the possibility of introducing it to boost recycling rates. A DSR would mean consumers get […]