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    B1341 - Deposit Return Scheme Bill 2018, TSR Labour Party




    Deposit Return Scheme Bill 2018


    An Act to introduce a deposit return scheme for bottles and cans.

    BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1: Depositable Containers
    (1) The provisions of this Act shall apply to the following containers (referred to hereafter as ‘Depositable Containers’):
    (1) a. Plastic bottles, no larger than two litres, in which a beverage is sold.
    (1) b. Glass bottles in which beer or cider is sold.
    (1) c. Aluminium cans in which a beverage is sold.
    (2) Depositable containers must bear the text ‘DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME 20 PENCE’ and the scheme’s official logo.

    2: Implementation of a Deposit
    (1) When a depositable container is sold, a deposit of 20 pence must be collected alongside the sale price.
    (2) That a 20-pence deposit will be levied must be clearly stated at the point of sale.
    (3) An official record must be kept of all depositable containers sold.

    3: Return Scheme
    (1) All retail premises with a floor area greater than 300 m² that sell depositable containers must also collect depositable containers for recycling.
    (2) All depositable containers bearing the text and logo set out in 1(2) must be collected by all premises, regardless of the purchase location.
    (3) The deposit must be returned in cash, as an electronic payment, or as a voucher for the collecting premises.
    (4) Where depositable containers are collected, the collecting premises are responsible for ensuring appropriate recycling.
    (5) The Government may also choose to install collection points which return the deposit in cash or as an electronic payment.
    (6) An official record must be kept of all depositable containers collected.

    4: Transfer of Deposit Money
    (1) On the first working day of each month, the records collected under 2(3) and 3(6) must be submitted to the Secretary of State.
    (2) Where more deposit money was collected than returned, the difference will be collected.
    (3) Where more deposit money was returned than collected, the premises will be refunded the difference.

    5: Extent, Commencement and Short Title
    (1) This Act extends to the United Kingdom.
    (2) The provisions of this Act come into force on the 1st of April 2019.
    (3) This Act may be cited as the Deposit Return Scheme Act 2018.


    Notes
    A deposit return scheme, as used in countries such as Germany, is an ideal solution to the issues of ensuring bottles and cans are recycled, and reducing amounts of litter.

    The scheme provides an incentive for customers to return their bottles and cans for recycling – a 20p deposit will be collected at the point of purchase, which may be refunded at a number of shops in either cash or a voucher for that shop.

    The scheme offers a further incentive for citizens to collect any bottles or cans that they see have been dropped as litter, as they can be returned and the deposit collected.
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    Aye, this is a good idea.
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    Aye, apart from initial start-up costs for the scheme I see no credible reason why this should not go through.
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    Fez convinced me of this the first time I saw it. Aye.
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    Aye, surely this is a big step towards a cleaner Britain.
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