The implementation date for Scotland's deposit return scheme has been delayed by more than a year.
The "go-live" date is to be pushed back from April next year to July 2022.
Under the scheme, people will be able to return a container to shops in return for a 20p fee which was paid when the drink was purchased.
The government said the delay would give businesses time to ensure the necessary infrastructure was in place.
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: "Our deposit return scheme will be the first national scheme of its type operating in the UK.