Deposit return system – call for evidence (Scotland)

Deposit return system – call for evidence (Scotland)

Zero Waste Scotland have called for evidence from industry and other stakeholders on the implications of a national deposit return system in Scotland. This call for evidence has been launched in tandem with the findings of a feasibility study into a deposit return system within Scotland.

Information about the call for evidence can be viewed here: http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/deposit-return-system-%E2%80%93-call-evidence

The joint SGF-ACS response strongly argues that this is the wrong solution for Scotland and that convenience store retailers would be simply unable to store and process the anticipated high levels of returns envisaged by the feasibility study. Additionally DRS would increase cost for consumers and throw into reverse the considerable progress Scotland has made in implementing kerbside recycling services.


ACS' submission: