Scotland launches deposit return scheme consultation

Posted on 4th July, 2018

Zero Waste Scotland has announced that it will be holding its first public engagement event to discuss how a deposit return scheme could work best for Scotland.

 The public consultation will allow businesses, local authorities and members of the public to express their views and discuss how to better Scotland’s recycling activities, with a strong emphasis on plastic bottles and packaging.

The move from Zero Waste Scotland follows the launch of a public consultation on a Scottish DRS by the Scottish Government last week. Commenting on the event, Iain Gulland, chief executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “We will be at Glasgow Fort to talk to people about deposit return, discuss what it might mean for Scotland, and encourage everyone to contribute their views. This is the first in a number of public engagement events we will be running over the summer. With a public consultation now live, we want as many people as possible to have their say before the consultation closes in September.”

Zero Waste Scotland has prepared four design options for the scheme; showing how the different models could work together while helping people, “understand how a scheme could work, and make an informed choice about what they would prefer,” the organisation added. These examples can be viewed on the public consultation document.