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Get your business ready for the Deposit Return Scheme

Key Facts

Materials Included

Materials Included

The scheme will cover all single-use drink containers made from PET plastic or glass, and all steel and aluminium drinks cans.

90% Target

90% Target

The Scottish Government has set producers a target to capture at least 90% of the single-use drink containers included in the scheme.

20p Deposit

20p Deposit

The 20p deposit applies to all single-use drink containers between 50 millilitres and 3 litres in size.

Circularity Scotland

Circularity Scotland is an organisation set up to ensure the smooth roll-out and successful operation of Scotland’s deposit return scheme.

As scheme administrators, Circularity Scotland brings together key operational partners right across the drinks supply chain – from producers and importers, through to hospitality, wholesale and retail businesses. We work with them to ensure the scheme is designed and implemented effectively while supporting everyone to meet their legal obligations.

The scheme is designed to be self-financing, with administrative costs covered by the revenues from recovered materials, unredeemed deposits and a small producer fee.

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