Cash for recycling, which was tested in a pilot program, may be able to assist Wales in meeting its zero waste goals. From July 2020 to July 2021, Conwy hosted a four-week experiment of the digital deposit return scheme (DRS). Participants in the project were paid 25 cents for each bottle when they scanned specially branded bottles when recycling them at home. WRAP Cymru, the organization sponsoring the concept, argued that the idea may “help Wales to deliver on its recycling ambitions”. People can scan bottles at home using a smartphone app, eliminating the need to return containers in person, as in a typical DRS program. The results of the Polytag Technology-based research demonstrated that a nationwide program promoting high-quality recycling might improve collection rates, reduce trash, and lower carbon emissions. The study, which was conducted in collaboration with Conwy Council and the Welsh government, discovered that it may provide families with more recycling alternatives and flexibility. Any wider implementation, according to the report, would have to ensure that households with insufficient technology could still participate.