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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Question reference: S6W-01914

  • Date lodged: 28 July 2021
  • Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 16 August 2021


To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to consider the impact of Circularity Scotland’s policies on small businesses.


In line with the principle of producer responsibility, it is for Circularity Scotland Ltd as scheme administrator of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) to put in place policies that will allow it to discharge its obligations under the DRS Regulations.

We are confident that, as set out on page 32 of the Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for DRS, our ‘scheme has been designed with features that mitigate the potential impact on smaller producers and retailers’. The BRIA is available here: A Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland - Full Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (