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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