AVA chief executive David Llewellyn

The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has called on its members to take a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to influence the direction and structure of proposed legislation which will have a significant impact on the vending industry.

The association has put together a step-by-step guide for members to follow to help ensure vending’s voice is heard with regards to the proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) and Extender Producer Responsibility for Packaging (EPR) legislation.

AVA chief executive David Llewellyn said: “We need as many individual voices as we muster to be raised.

“This is not just for you, not just for operators and the teams. It is for every colleague and employee of every member of the AVA, every individual or team member. Whether you are an operator, machine manufacturer, product supplier or service provider, please follow the links and respond.”

The step-by-step guide includes two questionnaires with AVA responses which members can copy and paste in to DEFRA’s Citizen Space if they choose to.

Download the AVA’s DRS response here, then go to DEFRA’s Citizen space here to include your DRS response.

Download the AVA’s EPR response here, then go to DEFRA’s Citizen space here to include your EPR response

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