Deposit Return Scheme working groups: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Information requested

Is it possible to see all the documentation regarding working groups that is listed on Zero Waste Scotland's website, it shows the retail working groups but not the others.

Working groups looked at the following topics:

  • Formation of a Scheme administrator
  • Finance
  • Procurement
  • Producer obligations
  • Retailer obligations
  • Data and ICT
  • Logistics


I have attached PDF copies of the information you have requested.

On reviewing materials within scope of your request, exceptions have been applied in line with the EIRs. The exceptions applied can be found in Annex A.

To note, the working groups outlined in your request were established by Zero Waste Scotland. The groups consisted of appropriate AIG members, were industry led and had a split of strategic, technical and sector expertise represented. Based on this, you may wish to discuss your query with Zero Waste Scotland. You can contact Zero Waste Scotland via their website here.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI 202300348878 - Information Released - Annex A
FOI 2023003488878 - Information Released - Annex B
FOI 2023003488878 - Information Released - Annex C


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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