BRC warns bottle-recycling scheme may cost retailers £1.8bn a year

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Retailers are calling on the government to review plans to introduce a bottle-recycling deposit return scheme (DRS) that may cost the sector at least £1.8bn a year, according to new research from the British Retail Consortium. 

If put into effect the DRS is estimated to cost the industry £1.8bn a year from 2025, which includes capital costs such as buying and installing return vending machines, labour, staff training and other operational costs.

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