When will it start?
The scheme will go live for the public on 1 July 2022. However, an independent Gateway Review into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the go-live date for Scotland's Deposit Return Scheme was announced by the Cabinet Secretary in March 2021.
The Scottish Government appointed a scheme administrator in March 2021 – Circularity Scotland Ltd is a newly formed, not-for-profit organisation and will manage the logistics of the deposit return scheme.
Other parts of the regulations will come into effect before the scheme goes live, to make sure it is ready on day one.