Scottish Government has recently published draft legislation under the super affirmative procedure to implement a Deposit Return System for drinks containers. A consultation is being held for 91 days to allow stakeholders to put forward any comments or responses to the draft legislation. The deadline for responses is 10 December 2019. Valpak has produced a member summary document of the consultation, which can be found here.
In September 2017, it was confirmed that Scotland would implement a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for beverage containers. The Scottish Government released the consultation A Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland in June 2018 and requested stakeholder feedback on how the scheme should be implemented.
Valpak produced a response to the consultation, which can be found here and a supplementary evidence document, which can be found here.
Our response references further data analysis, which was completed by Valpak's Consulting Team. This information has been published and is available on the Valpak website here.
Scottish Government has now confirmed the scope of the Scottish DRS, which will include glass, metal and PET beverage containers. The deposit will be set at 20p.