About Us

The campaign is led by The Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland, and other organisations have quickly joined as partners. Right now, we have 33 supporter organisations from business, the non-government and community sectors, including the Marine Conservation Society, Changeworks Recycling, Triathlon Scotland, Whitmuir Organics, Eco Congregations, Cornelius Beers, Friends of the Earth Scotland, WWF Scotland, Spokes, Surfers Against Sewage, Ramblers Scotland, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and lots of others. Together, they represent around 300,000 people in Scotland.

Most importantly, we’re the voice of the 79% of people in Scotland who support introducing a deposit return system.



“Wardie Bay Beachwatch in Granton, Edinburgh consists of a local group of volunteers working for the Marine Conservation Society as part of their nationwide Beachwatch survey. We absolutely support a deposit return system being introduced in Scotland to guide people into more resource efficient consumer practices, maximising recycling rates and minimising production of new, single-use plastics. We need urgent behaviour change driven by government and industry to stop plastic waste polluting our environment and killing our wildlife.”

WardieBay Beachwatch

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