Consumer opinion on deposit return schemes in the UK 2018, by household item

This statistic shows the results of a 2018 survey on deposit return schemes for different household items in the United Kingdom. Of respondents, 53 percent reported they would consider a deposit return scheme for glass bottles. By comparison, 35 percent of respondents said they would consider such a scheme for mobile phones.

Share of consumers who would consider a deposit return scheme in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by household item

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Release date

September 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

July and August 2018

Number of respondents

1,879 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original survey question: "Would you be willing to pay for a deposit return scheme for any of the following products? (A deposit return scheme is where you would pay a small sum when purchasing a product which is then given back to you when you return the packaging)"

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