ACS puts pressure on government to consider small stores ahead of DRS
The challenges facing small stores include lack of space to store containers, the increased pressure on staff and the cost of operation
Speaking at a meeting of the Tidy Britain All Party Parliamentary Group, ACS government relations director Ed Woodall outlined how a well-designed DRS could work for the convenience sector.
Woodall said: “The all-in DRS system is the right approach, driven by the need for consistency across the UK to make the system as easy as possible for consumers and retailers to interact with.
“We are committed to helping the government deliver the best possible DRS system, but there is no hiding from the fact the implementation of DRS in small retail outlets is a really big challenge.”
During the session, Woodall outlined the challenges facing small stores, including lack of space to store containers, the increased pressure on staff and the cost of operation.
In an earlier submissions to government, the ACS outlined the following series of recommendations:
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