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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Using FOI Scotland can you tell me how much of taxpayers money has been paid to Circulatory Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland and Biffa waste company to set up the Deposit Return Scheme and how many retailers have signed up to the scheme?
No public funding has been provided to either Circularity Scotland Ltd, or Biffa in respect of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).
Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has spent the following public funding on DRS:
Figures for the current financial year will not be available until after it ends.
All retail premises that sell in-scope articles are obliged to charge the deposit for scheme articles, and act as a return point under the DRS Regulations. There is no signing up process in this regard. However, the Regulations allow for retail premises to apply for exemptions from the requirement to act as a return point should they meet certain criteria.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House