Introduction of a deposit return scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
This consultation asked for opinions on DEFRA’s proposals to introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
By creating a deposit return scheme, DEFRA wants to increase the recycling rate of drinks containers and reduce littering. DEFRA argues that introducing such a scheme will help change consumer behaviour to encourage higher levels of drinks container recycling.
DEFRA asked for views on:
- how a deposit return scheme will operate
- scheme scope and design
- implementation timelines
- scheme enforcement