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Poll: Would you use a deposit return scheme?

Today is the last day to have your say on the scheme’s proposed design.

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TODAY IS THE last day for the public to give feedback on the government’s proposed design of a deposit return scheme that would seek to increase recycling rates.

The scheme would see a 20c deposit introduced on plastic bottles up to 3 litres and aluminium cans that would be refunded when a container is returned.

Similar schemes have been around for decades, particularly across Europe, and were originally designed by the beverage industry as a way of ensuring the return of bottles to be washed, refilled and resold.

A public consultation paper was launched last month, inviting submissions on the design of Ireland’s scheme. You can have your say here before 5pm this evening. 

But today we’re asking: Would you use the deposit return scheme? 


Poll Results:

Yes, and it's about time (10772)
No, too much hassle (932)
Sometimes (563)
No interest/opinion (156)




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