Re-turn is Reminding Retailers that the Transition Period Ends 31 May

Re-turn is Reminding Retailers that the Transition Period Ends 31 May

Re-turn is reminding all retailers that the 4-month transition period for Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme ends on Friday, 31 May. As of 1 June 2024, all Retailers can only sell Re-turn logo stock to consumers.

With the deadline imminent before the end of Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme transition period, Re-turn, the scheme operator, is again reminding all retailers that starting from 1 June, 2024, only stock bearing the Re-turn logo can be sold to consumers.

As detailed in the Transition Period timeline, producers ceased selling and supplying non-deposit stock to retailers since 15 March, while retailers have until Friday 31 May to sell all non-deposit stock.

Since the Deposit Return Scheme launched on February 1, retailers have been ensuring that all non-deposit stock is sold by the end of the Transition Period. Re-turn has provided clear guidance and support over the last year on stock management and transition period timelines to assist retailers in managing this change effectively and minimising waste during this phase.

As of June 1, 2024, all Retailers can only sell stock marked with the Re-turn logo to consumers.  Re-turn is advising retailers to complete a final compliance check and ensure that all drinks containers on shelves feature the Re-turn logo.

CEO of Re-turn, Ciaran Foley, said:

“As we approach the final days of the transition period, we appreciate the efforts of retailers in adapting to the new system. Our goal has been to ensure a smooth transition period as we launch into the scheme in its fullest form. We believe that the cooperation of all stakeholders will significantly contribute to the success of Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme. Together, we are taking important steps towards a more sustainable future.”

Irish retailers are strongly encouraged to complete their transition and ensure compliance by visiting for further information and support.

Re-turn’sMembership team are also on hand to help and may be contacted at:

ROI Lo-call 1800 852 752; UK +44 800 031 8877