I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t approve of a DRS scheme. Just not this crazy one. As someone who works regularly with a microbrewer in our village, we are breathing a huge sigh of relief at the postponement, and hoping that there will be a genuine move to improve the scheme in a way that does not disproportionately affect SMEs, especially in rural areas.
Of course it should be delayed. Glass and cans are not an obvious problem. However, plastic is. Stop plastic packaging as a priority. Then worry about the bottles.
Many Continental countries have this scheme in place (e.g. Denmark, Germany, etc.) but as far as I remember their DRS element only applies to plastic bottles. Re-cycling of glass bottles is still dealt with through normal glass re-cycling bins. As previously suggested, we should tackle plastic first and let existing glass recycling process handle glass. As the rest of the UK is planning to introduce a DRS scheme within the next 2 years, I also think it would be more practical to delay and implement it at the same time as the rest of the UK - therefore allowing business to make the changes only once.