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This consultation ended 4 June 2021.

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

Summary of outcome

The Government response is now available.

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