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.Find out more about deposit return
And could it work here? Of course. Deposit return works reliably around the world, and there's no reason Scotland can't be next.Read the international evidence
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.
When people get money back for recycling, it changes attitudes and changes behaviour.
Collecting empty packaging more efficiently provides better materials for industry.
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.
‘Have You Got The Bottle?’ HQ were recently cheered by a few pieces of news coming out of Australia.
The first is that New South Wales, Australia is set to roll out a deposit return system from July 2017.
Alasdair Steele, who represents Surfers Against Sewage in Edinburgh traveled to Norway to find out more about deposit return systems for bottles. Here he explains how all of his questions were answered, and he left Oslo with the conclusion that “deposit return systems definitely work, and there is really no reason not to have them”.