Deposit Return Schemes

To support the modelling of potential UK Deposit Return Schemes (DRS)
we have estimated the current UK consumption of drinks and
their packaging, as well as how much of this is recycled

We have achieved this using our unique packaging database, EPIC, covering over 20 million UK purchases, combined with our detailed Flow project data, which each assess individual material markets for packaging.
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Packaging Data 

We have formed a DRS working Group, with members from across the supply chain, with a Group aim:

"To investigate a viable, commercial and well-designed DRS system and understand its impact on industry and consumers."


Valpak's role within the Group has been to coordinate and facilitate meetings and provide independent data, analysis and modelling.


Valpak continue to develop and extend our models and market assessments, and provide data to members and Government when required.

DRS Working Group

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Our portal can provide you with real insight into the volumes and types of packaging you use in your business. This includes packaging weights and formats, materials, recyclability factors and other useful data such as costs.
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