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This consultation ended 4 June 2021.

Consultation period:
24 March 2021 to 4 June 2021
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

We want your views on our proposal for the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drink containers.

Consultation description

The proposals aim to:

  • tackle littering
  • further increase our levels of recycling
  • reform how the UK manages packaging waste in the future.
  • help us move to a more circular economy and becoming a zero waste nation by 2050 as set out in our Beyond Recycling strategy.

A parallel consultation is taking place on proposed extended producer responsibility scheme for packaging waste.

This consultation is being held on GOV.UK