DRS gets an IT provider

A KEY piece of deposit return scheme infrastructure has been confirmed, with the appointment of an IT partner.

Scheme administrator Circularity Scotland has selected Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) as the preferred implementation partner to deliver an IT solution for deposit return.

RLG is part of Reconomy Group, a technology firm providing circular economy-focused services.

DRS is scheduled to launch on 16 August 2023. The appointment of an IT partner is one of the first concrete steps taken on the path to implementation, following the appointment of Circularity Scotland as scheme administrator last spring.

Patrick Wiedemann, chief executive of RLG, said: “I believe that both the expertise and the technology we can bring to this project will support Scotland in developing a successful deposit return scheme that will help the country achieve its sustainability goals.

“For more than 25 years, we have partnered with all stakeholders within the reverse logistics value chain, driving innovations and operating sophisticated deposit return schemes.”

Paul Cox, Reconomy Group chief executive, said: “This is a fantastic example of the impact the Reconomy Group can make to global and local sustainability. Using the considerable expertise of RLG and the service capabilities across all of our divisions, this project will directly contribute to our Reconomy Group purpose of creating a truly sustainable world through conserving finite resources.”