WQ92665 (e) Tabled on 29/04/2024

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the financial costs that including glass in the deposit return scheme will have on Welsh businesses?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs | Answered on 07/05/2024

The financial impacts of including glass in the Deposit Return Scheme have been assessed and the inclusion of glass was shown to be the best option in a Regulatory Impact Assessment published jointly with the UK Government in 2021.  A revised Regulatory Impact Assessment will be published alongside the legislation for the scheme in Wales. It should be noted that there are also costs associated with excluding glass.