Summary

  • the Deposit Return Scheme should apply to all drinks, including both ‘on the go’ and more general products, and should apply to all container materials
  • the deposit level should be at least 15p and preferably 20p
  • the rate of the producer fee should be varied to incentivise manufacturers to use the most appropriate materials
  • the public should be able to take containers back to shops that sell drinks and to other locations
  • the Deposit Return Scheme should be part of a package of policies designed to reduce the use of single-use containers and increase the use of refillable containers.

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