The Scottish govt has just lately introduced that the proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), firstly scheduled to head reside in August 2023, might be behind schedule by way of as much as 10 months.

The Vending and Automatic Retail Association (AVA) stated: “Whilst any delay with any legislation is never ideal, these extra 10 months will allow vendors throughout Scotland more time to prepare for the DRS scheme, and make sure they have the sufficient processes in place for when it does go live.”

Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf stated he sought after to ’re-set’ the Scottish govt’s courting with industry. He defined: “We will use that additional time to work with businesses, and Circularity Scotland, to address concerns with the scheme and ensure a successful launch next year.”