Deposit Return Scheme

Under the new Deposit Return Scheme, when the consumer buys an ‘in scope’ drink from the retailer featuring the Re-turn logo, they pay a small deposit in addition to the retail price. This deposit must be refunded in full by the Retailer when the consumer returns the empty, undamaged drinks container.

Re-turn has published an update on the scheme; it also provides details on retail handling fees, exemption for retailers from offering take-back services and Revenue Vending Machine (RVM) supports for small retailers.