News and updates from Circularity Scotland on Scotland’s deposit return scheme. 

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Circularity Scotland meets MSPs at Holyrood event

The Circularity Scotland team welcomed Members of the Scottish Parliament at a drop-in event to answer questions and provide information on the Deposit Return Scheme

Kids vend for themselves in Deposit Return Scheme trial

Pupils in Blantyre got a taste for Scotland's Deposit Return Scheme when they tried out a reverse vending machine at a local shop

Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme - Producer Registration Briefing

Circularity Scotland, the Scheme Administrator for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme was formed to enable drinks producers to meet their obligations under the Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020 (DRS Regulations). The journey to registering as a producer under the DRS Regulations, with Circularity Scotland starts now.

Message from David Harris, Circularity Scotland CEO

A key element of the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will be the fee paid to retailers, hospitality venues and other return points, the Return Handling Fee (RHF).

Message from David Harris, Circularity Scotland CEO

Many of you will have seen the recent correspondence from Ms Lorna Slater, Scottish Government Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity which sets out some very welcome updates to the guidance in relation to retailers’ ability to seek exemption from acting as return points under the Scottish Deposit Return Scheme which will be going live in August 2023.

Circularity Scotland hits important milestones with one year to go until DRS Scheme goes live

With one year to go until Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme goes live, Circularity Scotland, the scheme administrator, is calling on producers, retailers and hospitality venues across Scotland to begin preparing for one of the most significant environmental infrastructure projects ever seen in the UK.

Circularity Scotland announces Biffa as logistics partner for UK’s first Deposit Return Scheme in Scotland

Circularity Scotland Ltd, the not-for-profit scheme administrator for the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in Scotland, has signed an agreement with Biffa that will see the leading sustainable waste management company become the scheme’s official logistics service provider.