What is a Digital Deposit Return Scheme and is it feasible?

A digital deposit return scheme, or digital DRS, refers to a type of DRS design that gives consumers the ability to scan a serialised code on a drinks container using a smartphone app to redeem a financial deposit. 

The consumer would then place the container in their existing kerbside recycling bin instead of having to travel to a return point to redeem the deposit, such as an in-store reverse vending machine, like with a traditional scheme.

Do you think a digital DRS is feasible?

At Resource Conference Cymru, industry experts will answer if a digital DRS is the next step on Wales’s reuse journey.

Following a sold out 2023 event, the CIWM event is returning to Cardiff where panellists will discuss the results of recent digital DRS trials and ask: has it been a glowing success or a one hit wonder?

Book your ticket today to secure your place. 

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