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Tag: Deposit Return Scheme

The latest delay to the UK DRS sees the scheme pushed back by a further two years.

Scottish convenience leaders welcome DRS delay

Scottish convenience industry leaders have broadly welcomed the delay to the UK-wide deposit return scheme (DRS), provided Westminster strives to work with businesses.
Scottish Grocer reported throughout the year on the many issues faced by convenience retailers.

The convenience channel year in review

Rising costs, government interference and a crime wave – it’s fair to say that retailers have had more than their fair share of difficulties to contend with during the course of 2023.
Baba's Kitchen & Costcutter retailer Abdul Majid.

SGF welcomes court’s DRS ruling

The Scottish Grocers' Federation has welcomed the news that independent retailer Abdul Majid has won his court battle with Circularity Scotland over the Deposit Return Scheme retailer handling fees.
Scottish Grocers' Federation chief executive Pete Cheema.

Sadness at Circularity Scotland job losses

Convenience channel leaders have expressed their sympathy after deposit return scheme firm Circularity Scotland went into administration, resulting in 34 immediate redundancies.
woman shopping

A step for DRS prep

Up to 60 jobs are set to be created in Aberdeen by waste management firm Biffa in preparation for the deposit return scheme.

Circularity Scotland claims ‘milestone’ sign-up for DRS

Circularity Scotland is claiming success for producer sign-up to the Deposit Return Scheme but many critics are still raising doubts.
Lorna Slater

Alarm at DRS grows louder

Drinks and retail industry leaders were continuing to voice concerns over the proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) as Scottish Grocer went to press.
Industry leaders have voiced concerns over plans for a deposit return scheme.

Last calls for producers

Producers are urged to sign up to Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme before its closing date.
a man and woman put a plastic bottle into a DRS machine

The time to prepare for DRS has arrived

With less than one year to go, Mark Brill, UK & Ireland VP sales and marketing for TOMRA, looks at what retailers need know about the deposit return scheme.
A bottle is input into a DRS machine

Plan for DRS now says Biffa

Waste management firm Biffa has called on retailers to start planning for Scotland’s deposit return scheme before it is scheduled to go live on 16 August 2023.
Two people use a deposit return scheme

A consumer’s view of DRS

NEW research from Suntory predicts shoppers will need just seven weeks to adapt when deposit return is launched in Scotland.
Empty plastic bottles ready for recycling

Another DRS milestone

DEPOSIT return scheme administrator Circularity Scotland has appointed Biffa, the waste management firm, as the official logistics provider for DRS.
Deposit Return Scheme

DRS handling fees revealed

THE handling fee that retailers will receive for returned containers when Scotland’s deposit return scheme goes live have been revealed.
A DRS reverse vending machine

Industry unveils DRS administrator

Drinks producers, retailers and trade associations have taken a major step forward in the development of Scotland’s forthcoming Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), through the formation of a scheme administrator
Linda and Dennis Williams of Premier Broadway, Edinburgh

RVM is a hit at Broadway Convenience

Deposit return is causing quite a stir around Oxgangs, Edinburgh, according to one Premier Broadway retailer
Envipco president Bob Lincoln (right) and Edinburgh South West MP Joanna Cherry watch school kids at the launch of the RVM trial

A lot to learn from DRS trial

Envipco aims to ‘demystify’ deposit return