BSDA supports deposit return scheme to curb waste

The government’s new Resources and Waste Strategy has set out how ministers are aiming to change the way consumers deal with waste from the home to the workplace.

The plan includes the introduction of a deposit return scheme in 2023, subject to consultation early next year.

Gavin Partington, Director General at British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA), said, 'The soft drinks industry supports the introduction of a GB-wide full deposit return scheme for all plastic and can beverage containers. We believe this is the best way to increase recycling levels and tackle litter.

'Reform of the current producer responsibility system is also necessary to create greater transparency and increased investment in UK recycling infrastructure.'

The British Soft Drinks Association represents UK producers of soft drinks, including carbonated drinks, still and dilutable drinks, fruit juices and bottled waters. Membership includes the majority of Britain’s soft drinks manufacturers as well as franchisors, importers and suppliers to the UK soft drinks industry.