In May 2019, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform announced the details of Scotland’s deposit return system.

The system will include PET plastic bottles (for example fizzy drinks and water bottles), glass bottles and steel/aluminium drinks cans. All drinks that come in those container types will be included, both soft drinks and alcoholic.

Prices for drinks in those types of containers will include a deposit of 20p per container.

The scheme aims to capture 90% of drinks containers for recycling within three years.

Zero Waste Scotland are working with the Scottish Government to design the system, and they have an excellent website with all the information. Click here to find out more.