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DCN responds to a proposed Deposit Return Scheme

The District Councils’ Network supports the instigation of a ‘on-the-go’ Deposit Return Scheme as a way to further incentivise recycling and reduce littering.

As champions of our small businesses we would want further consideration given as to how a scheme impacts them, particularly if an ‘all-in’ model is chosen. We also believe that the impacts and knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have caused changes in consumer behaviour that should be taken into account when implementing a scheme.

DCN Response – Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England Wales and Northern Ireland