Aldi trials first deposit return scheme in Scotland

Aldi trials first deposit return scheme at Bathgate store, West Lothian, Scotland
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// Aldi is trialling its first deposit return scheme at its Bathgate store in West Lothian, Scotland
// As part of the trial, Aldi will gather key insights in preparation for Scotland’s deposit return scheme

Aldi is piloting a first deposit return scheme at its Bathgate store in Scotland’s West Lothian.

This will allow shoppers to return bottles and cans in exchange for a voucher to be redeemed against their shopping.

Customers can return single-use PET plastic or glass bottles from 50ml up to three litres, as well as aluminium drinks cans, these can then be deposited in a reverse vending machine in the store’s car park.


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For each item deposited, customers will receive 10p in the form of a voucher, up to a maximum of £5.

As part of the trial, Aldi will also gather key insights in preparation for Scotland’s deposit return scheme, which is set to launch in July 2022.

Aldi Scotland regional managing director Richard Holloway said: “We hope local customers in Bathgate will embrace this trial and we will use their feedback to inform our plans as we prepare for the deposit return scheme roll out in Scotland.”

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