UK: Deposit system consideration in Northern Ireland

31 August 2015

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister Durkan is considering the introduction of a money back on bottles scheme to help recycling. The Minister has welcomed the recent publication of the feasibility study for a Deposit Return System for drinks containers in Scotland. The study assessed the benefits and challenges of introducing a scheme and explored the role that it could play.
The proposed system would accept the broadest range of materials and the suggested deposit would be between 10p and 20p depending on volume. Deposits would be returned manually by retailers or through automated reverse vending machines (News Item Northern Ireland government, 25 June 2015).
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