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Deposit scheme

A bottle and can deposit scheme in England to help boost recycling and cut down on rubbish is currently being considered by the government. It is expected to cover single-use glass and plastic bottles as well as steel and aluminium cans. Scotland has already announced plans for such a scheme and Welsh ministers have said they are behind it. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland ministers will consider a scheme later this year.

Some 40 countries worldwide already have some kind of deposit return system for plastic bottles.


As ESSO and BP join Shell and Gulf in launching new loyalty programmes this year, are such schemes a key tool for businesses today?