English DRS scheme will save councils money, study finds

As the calls for a DRS in England intensify during a key period of consultation, research has been published aimed at convincing local councils they will not lose out

The report finds that individual authorities could make savings of £60,000 to £500,000. Photograph: monticello / 123RFLocal authorities across England could save up to £35 million every year if a deposit refund system (DRS) for drinks containers was introduced in England, according to new findings.

However, local authorities themselves have questioned the figures, urging caution as momentum for a DRS gathers pace in the UK.

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