A Scottish Deposit Return System for drinks packaging

How would it work in practice? Easy. You pay a small deposit when you buy cans and bottles, and get it back when you return them.

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And could it work here? Of course. Deposit return works reliably around the world, and there's no reason Scotland can't be next.

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Why does Scotland need a deposit return system?

If we want to reduce litter and clean up Scotland, nothing else comes even close.


Less litter for Scottish councils to pick up means cost savings for local taxpayers.

Local Councils

When people get money back for recycling, it changes attitudes and changes behaviour.


Collecting empty packaging more efficiently provides better materials for industry.

Circular Economy

There will be more good quality jobs in manufacturing as well as in recycling.


Litter and landfill aren't just wasteful, they're bad for the planet.

Climate Change


“For a drinks producer such as Eyeball Brewing, supporting a deposit return scheme is an obvious social responsibility. It is a way of maximising the benefits our business can deliver, while minimising any detriments, by focusing on the way we undertake and fulfil our core operations. Packaging our products is unavoidable, but by supporting a deposit return scheme we hope to minimise the environmental impact this creates, while raising awareness of the importance of the issues at stake.”

Eyeball Brewing

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