Hospitality bodies across Ireland and UK call for uniform deposit return scheme

Vintners’ Federation of Ireland among groups calling for unified strategy for disposable drinks containers

Collective says that it is collaboration between UK and Irish governments is “vital... to ensure interoperability between the UK nations and the Republic of Ireland markets, which are intrinsically linked.” Picture: Getty

Hospitality trade bodies from across the UK and Ireland have called on governments to work together on the creation of a unified deposit return scheme.

The United Kingdom and Ireland Licensed Trade Association – which brings together UK Hospitality, the Scottish Licensed Trade Association, the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations, the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland and Hospitality Ulster – met in Belfast this week.

In a joint statement from the groups, they urge the UK ...