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The Greater London Authority made a submission last December to DEFRA on the full range of integrated consultations emerging from the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy. This included a consultation on a Deposit Return Scheme.
In that submission I welcomed the introduction of a well-designed DRS, fully aligned and synchronised with more consistent recycling services and a greater role for producer responsibility. I also made clear the unique possibilities and role London could play.
I understand that DEFRA staff are still reviewing industry and stakeholder responses and our officials meet regularly to ensure that London’s position and opportunities are fully reflected in future government policy.