Deposit Return Scheme (DRS)


If implemented well, Deposit Return Schemes can be hugely beneficial and effective in siginificantly reducing plastic production / pollution.

The UK government agreed to implement a DRS in 2018. Public consultation happened in 2019. We are now told that it is delayed until October 2025 at the earliest. Concerns are that:

The implementation of a DRS is vital to its effectiveness in reducing plastic and other pollution. This article, criticising the German Pfand System, demonstrates the point.


We wrote to local MPs to make the social, environmental, and economical case for zero waste. The correspondence with Robert Buckland includes details on the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).:

  • Correspondence with Robert Buckland
  • Awaiting response...