Total amount spent so far on the Deposit Return Scheme in Scotland: EIR release

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

Information requested

The approximate total amount spent so far on the DRS in Scotland by the Scottish Government.


The information below contains the costs associated with the setting up of the Deposit Return Scheme since 2018. The Scottish Government has spent £218,565.83. This includes the costs associated with consultation, publication of regulations and associated documents, evaluations, independent reviews and assurance.

Funding for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) in their role implementing DRS is agreed between SEPA and ZWS and the Scottish Government as part of the annual budget process. No funding has been allocated to Circularity Scotland to date.

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