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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Question reference: S6W-01915

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


To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the increase in online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic on the deliverability of its Deposit Return Scheme.


In designing Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), we were mindful of the potential for future growth in the proportion of single-use drinks containers sold online. To ensure that our DRS is successful and fair, it is important that online retailers charge the deposit and provide a service to allow it to be redeemed and the container returned.