Further dates confirmed for potential Scottish DRS

Posted on 10th September, 2018

Zero Waste Scotland has announced 15 extra public liaison dates regarding its potential Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for bottles and cans.

The events will provide Scottish residents with an opportunity to have their say on a possible DRS and find out what “impact” the scheme will have going forward. In addition to this, there will be a webinar allowing them to learn more about what a deposit return scheme could have for Scotland’s economy.

Originally, ZWS confirmed 12 dates and has included an additional 15, following the Scottish government’s consultation launched in June, which was open to the general public, businesses and local authorities.

“A DRS will provide a new secure source of high quality material which will create opportunities to develop our recycling infrastructure in Scotland and create jobs,” said Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet secretary for the environment, climate change and land reform. “This will also improve the availability of recycled material for use in the production of bottles and cans in future.

She added: “I would encourage everyone with an interest to provide their views on how this scheme can meet Scotland’s needs and help us tackle our throwaway culture.”

The full list of dates and venues can be accessed on Zero Waste Scotland’s website.