Deposit Return Scheme – General Info

As part of Ireland’s efforts to promote a wider circular economy, a Deposit Return Scheme
is due to be introduced to Ireland at the end of 2022 to help increase recycling rates of
single-use PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) plastic and metal beverage containers. The
Deposit Return Scheme will also help reduce litter, boost the recycling sector by collecting
high quality materials, support jobs and assist Ireland in meeting EU targets.

Deposit Return Scheme – Local Authorities Info

A Deposit Return Scheme for plastic PET and metal beverage containers would bring substantial benefits for Ireland’s local authorities as it has done for other local governments around the world. Last year local authorities spent over €85 million on street cleaning and litter management.

VOICE Deposit Return Scheme Consultation Submission

In October 2020, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications sought the public’s views on the type of DRS. This is our response to the consultation.