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 over one hundred 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 over 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.



Our office is located at Dolphin House, 4 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW.


“As a small and growing Scottish restaurant chain with locations in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Stirling we handle a lot of empty drinks containers. As a result, we pay a significant amount of money each year to have empties uplifted for recycling. A deposit return system in Scotland would likely mean these uplifts are provided for free by those who run the system – as is the case in countries who already have deposit return. This would save Boozy Cow a lot of money and might even bring in a small amount of extra cash instead. I should think anyone in the Scottish restaurant trade would find that prospect equally appealing. Deposit return works for businesses like ours in other countries. It’s time for deposit return here.”

The Boozy Cow

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