Deposit Return Scheme announcement raises worries for packaging industry

Packaging and plastic industry voices have communicated alert over the deposit return scheme (DRS) announced for Scotland. In response of the plan for aluminum and steel cans and beverages containers made of glass and PET plastic, the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has issued a note of caution. While not restricted to the measure, the BPF brought up zones where it feels DRS could have an unfriendly effect if not executed cautiously. “A comprehensive deposit return scheme (DRS) that includes all materials is to be welcomed if it boosts recycling rates…

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UK introduces consultations to decrease plastic packaging waste

The UK Government has introduced consultations to revamp the country’s waste system, reduce plastic pollution, and move towards a more circular economy. packaging on the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, the consultations will focus on enabling packaging producers to pay the full cost to tackle packaging waste. They will likewise concentrate on bringing a reliable set of materials gathered crosswise over England from families for reusing. The government is planning to present a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for cans and bottles, which is expected to recycle around three billion plastic…

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