Deposit return scheme for Scotland: equality impact assessment

Potential equality impacts for Scotland's deposit return scheme and proposed mitigation.

Description of policy

Title of policy/ strategy/ legislation

Design of a deposit return scheme for single-use drinks containers


Roseanna Cunningham, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Lead official

Donald McGillivray, Deputy Director, Environmental Quality and Circular Economy


Environment and Forestry Directorate

New policy and/or legislation

The Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020.

On 10 September 2019, the Scottish Government published its Proposed Regulations and Accompanying Statement.[1]



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