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Amenity Value Benefits of a Deposit Return Scheme for Drinks Containers - EQ0126

The purpose of this study is to further develop the evidence base on the amenity benefits of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). The study results will be used to update the aggregate benefit estimates in a revision of the Impact Assessment for the expected second consultation phase.
The specific study objectives are to provide additional evidence on the benefits of reducing litter disamenity, and specifically to:
• Estimate aggregate benefit of a DRS, providing a broad account of the range of disamenity impacts associated with litter, and • Examine how sensitive benefits are to local attributes, namely, location, composition and accumulation of litter, to provide additional insight into the potential impacts of a DRS.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Defra Litter Disamenity Impacts Technical Report Final July 2020   (2914k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2020

To: 2021

Cost: £59,850
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Economics For The Environment Consultancy Ltd (EFTEC)
Natural Environment              
Fields of Study
Waste Management