New drinks container return scheme for 2025 will help Wales improve world-leading recycling rates.
Wales will be introducing a Deposit Return Scheme by 2025, Climate Change Minister Julie James confirmed on Friday, January 2023.
The new initiative will see us pay a small deposit when we buy a drink in a single use container, which we get back when we return the bottle or can.
Wales is working with England and Northern Ireland to set up a joint scheme, meaning you can buy a drink in Barry and return it in Bristol or Belfast.
Scotland is setting up its own scheme, which starts later this year.
The announcement follows legislation to ban a number of single use plastics.
The materials captured in the deposit return scheme in Wales will be drinks containers made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, steel, glass, and aluminium.
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