Nicola Sturgeon’s deposit return announcement in this year’s Programme for Government  generated a lot of media coverage and excitement.  You can read a sample of some of this coverage by clicking on the links below.

The BBC News included deposit returns in their headlines, while The Courier reported on potential savings for local authorities of around £3 million to £6 million.

Politics Home and edie.net shared the reaction from CPRE, who rightly highlight the need for any deposit return systems in rUK to be compatible with the Scottish system.

The Scotsman report on research that suggests deposit return systems could stop 18 million cans and 21 million bottles from ending up in landfill and beaches in Scotland each year.

Third Force News highlight support from those in the third sector; Holyrood Magazine cover reactions from other political parties; and London South East cover the idea that deposit return systems can contribute to behavioural change in consumers.

Resource provide an overview of the current process of developing a deposit return system.

The Herald, Bella Caledonia and The National highlight support from Greenpeace, while The Independent shares support from the Marine Conservation Society.

Yahoo News have various articlesThe Daily Mail highlight the role of deposit return in reducing litter, while The Sun highlight the need to protect marine mammals from plastic debris.