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Whether retailers have decided to implement a manual return point, reverse vending machine or want to apply for an exemption, all retailers must have registered before 30 October



28 September 2023

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The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA) has sent out the first communication in a series about the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) to its members, as the we move closer to 1 February 2024, the date from which the scheme is set to go live next year.

Registration is now open for all retailers whether they decide to have a manual return point, reverse vending machine or wish to apply for an exemption. All retailers must be registered before 30 October.

The CSNA advises that for those retailers planning to use reverse vending equipment, it’s important to start thinking about where a machine could go within a store.

On this note, the CSNA has announced a new collaboration with Dubco Ireland for its members. This collaboration is aimed at helping CSNA members to take advantage of the low-rate Green Business Loan, an opportunity to secure financing for reverse vending equipment. The CSNA will publish more information on this opportunity shortly.

More information about the Deposit Return Scheme is available on the CSNA’s website at Deposit Return Scheme – CSNA | Ireland.



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