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Deposit Return Scheme by 2025

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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