Deposit return schemes

Deposit return schemes

Powering the circular economy

By harnessing the power of GS1 standards,
we are helping to drive a more circular economy.

As the leading provider of global open standards, we are transforming the way people work and live by enabling the seamless sharing of trusted data. GS1 standards offer a common language to identify, capture and share supply chain data, while ensuring important information is accessible, accurate and easy to understand.

In the context of deposit return schemes (DRS), our standards offer organisations and businesses a consistent way to identify, label and categorise product and packaging attributes to ensure information can be exchanged in a manner that reduces variation and harmonises the exchange of product data – including across borders.

That is why we believe that building GS1 standards into the DRS process will ensure longevity – as the processes evolve and become digitally enabled – and provide efficiencies between various parts of the recycling supply chain. 

GS1 UK consultation response

As part of the development of a DRS solution across the UK, GS1 UK provided a consultation response to help inform and shape the programme.

Deposit return schemes

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about how GS1 UK are supporting deposit return schemes across the UK, please get in touch.