The price of bottles and cans of beverages are expected to increase to help pay for the government, the project of the set plan, according to the plastics industry.
The government wants a deposit on containers that are single use to help reduce waste and increase recycling.
But the plastics industry says the prices also need to go up to help pay for the necessary infrastructure.
The government has stated that the cost should be “proportionate” to the benefits of it.
The proposed regime, which is now the subject of a consultation before making the final decision, is intended to cover single-use glass and plastic bottles, steel and aluminum cans.
It has been welcomed by the defenders of the environment.
Similar systems also support deposits from 22p in Germany and 8p in Sweden.
Consumers get the money back when they return the containers, which is often done through a network of reverse vending machines, when you insert a bottle, and the machine returns your money.
Barry Turner, director of the British Plastics Federation, said of the tens of thousands of reverse vending machines machines would be required to do so in practice sufficient to motivate people to return the containers.
Beverage manufacturers and retailers would probably have to pay for the recycling network, Mr. Turner said, and he thought that they would pass some of these costs on to consumers.
“It’s inevitable prices will go up, the difficult question is how much”.
“If you look at the detail and the whole of the supply chain, it is not as if there are huge profits.
“If there is a knock-on effect on the costs, consumers will pay one way or another,” he said.Proportional costs”
For the moment, the plastics producers pay only 10% of the cost of recycling packaging.
Defra’s consultation on the deposit plan feedback request from producers, suppliers and consumers.
The department said that the options for a deposit return scheme would be considered with other policies to improve the recycling rate.
“The government will not consider options from the consultation, which demonstrate that they offer clear advantages and are resistant to fraud, and the costs to businesses, consumers and taxpayers are proportionate,” he added.
The British Plastics Federation Mr Turner said the plastics industry is not opposed to the idea of a security deposit back, but he didn’t want to see “knee-jerk regulation.”
“The important thing is that it is a consultation, they are still evidence, they are looking at the best way to design for the united KINGDOM.”