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Getting Ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme

Producers

Drinks producer will have a legal responsibility to manage the collection and recycling of the containers their drinks come in. It is important that you familiarise yourselves with the obligations you will have so you will ready for the scheme coming into place. 

If you are a producer, find out what you need to know here.

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Retailers

Consumers will be able to return their empty drinks containers to any retailer or hospitality business that sells drinks in single-use containers to take away. Find out more about what your obligations as a retailer will be and how to get ready for the scheme. 

If you are a retailer, find out what you need to get ready here

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Scotland's Islands

Scotland's Deposit Return Scheme will apply to the whole of Scotland, including our islands. Find out more about what Zero Waste Scotland is doing to ensure the scheme meetings the needs of local businesses and communities. 

If you are a stakeholder or resident of Scotland's islands, find out what you need to get ready here.

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