DRSI CLG, trading as Re-turn, appointed scheme administrator for DRS

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DRSI CLG will commence engaging with producers, retailers, and all key stakeholders to create awareness of the new recycling scheme



7 September 2022 | 0

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DRSI CLG, trading as Re-turn, will be the scheme administrator for Ireland’s new Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).

Re-turn, which has been appointed by the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, is a new company limited by guarantee and was established by beverage producers and retailers in order to fulfil their obligations under the Separate Collection (Deposit Return Scheme) Regulations 2021.

The Convenience Stores & Newsagents Association (CSNA) has reported that DRSI CLG will now commence engaging with producers, retailers, and all key stakeholders to create awareness and understanding of the new system.

Under the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive, by 2025, Ireland must ensure the separate collection of 77% of plastic beverage bottles placed on the market, rising to 90% in 2030.

Under the new Deposit Return scheme, the consumer pays a small deposit in addition to the retail price when buying a beverage sold in a plastic bottle, aluminium or steel can. This deposit is refunded in full when the consumer returns the empty beverage container to the retailer.

By placing a monetary value on bottles and cans, there is more of an incentive to bring them back for recycling and the Deposit Return Scheme will collect a higher percentage of bottles and cans in addition to a higher quality of recyclate.

For further information on the Deposit Return Scheme and updates on all upcoming events, register your interest at https://re-turn.ie/.



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