News & Updates


A guest post by The Good Spirits Co.

April 10th, 2019

Shane from The Good Spirits Co. in Glasgow tells us why they’re looking forward to Scotland’s deposit return system. “We got quite a lot of good feedback from our customers when we asked them for their opinions on deposit return systems. It just seems like the logical thing to do in terms of being environmentally friendly, and it will have a slight commercial advantage because it will encourage people to come back to the shop. It’s hard to see any reason why not to support it.”


April 10th, 2019

“Littering is one of the biggest expenses that we, as a charity, have to spend our money on. Money that should go into caring for the woods themselves is actually being spent on cleaning up glass, plastic and other waste from our woods. Anything we can do to get that waste out of our woods […]

Read More..

A guest post by Green Tourism

April 9th, 2019

“Green Tourism whole-heartedly support a deposit return system, because it will help our members. It’s what they want, and it’s what they need. Our members are passionate about protecting the environment and our planet, so they’re excited when new things come along to help them.

We need a system that covers everything. Not just plastic, but tin cans and glass bottles too. I lived in Belgium for years, and they have a really simple, sleek system there. We’ve embraced the plastic bag charge here in Scotland. Deposit return should be a really simple system to adopt, and it will make a benefit.”


A guest post by Mull Otter Group

April 8th, 2019

Marie from the Mull Otter Group tells us “We’re worried about the impact of plastic on otters. It’s entering the food chain. Otters need to eat constantly, and they need food that doesn’t contain plastic! When we do litter picks, we find bottles and cans. At Lochbuie last year, we found two full bags of them in just a couple of hours.”


A guest post by University of Dundee

April 5th, 2019

The University of Dundee have had reverse vending machines for five years.

“Our students love them, especially at the end of term when everyone’s a bit skint! We’ve recycled hundreds of thousands of items through these machines. We would love to see glass included in Scotland’s deposit return system too.”


A guest post by Changeworks Recycling

April 4th, 2019

Ken from Changeworks tells us: “We recognise the environmental and commercial opportunity that deposit return presents because it separates materials and gives us high quality recycling.

We enable businesses across Central Scotland to manage their waste as a resource, and the deposit return scheme extends that opportunity to householders.

The product that’s collected is high quality, and that’s why we support a deposit return scheme. It’s good for the economy and good for the environment. ”


A guest post by The British Horse Society Scotland

April 3rd, 2019

Julie from The British Horse Society Scotland explains why the organisation supports Scotland’s upcoming deposit return system.
 
“We think the deposit return scheme is fantastic. There have been some recent accidents with broken glass, if the rider hasn’t seen it. Also, if a plastic bottle is empty and it blows underneath the foot of the horse it can really frighten the horse.
 
We have more than 7,500 members who will definitely support Scotland’s deposit return system.”


A guest post by Cornelius Beer & Wine

April 1st, 2019

In our next video, James from Cornelius Beer and Wine tells us:

“I see no problem with having a deposit return scheme in Scotland. After a couple of weeks, everyone will be in the swing of things and it’ll be fine. If everybody’s doing it, the burden will be shared amongst all retailers. I saw the system in Oslo and it runs really smoothly”.


A guest post by Calmac Ferries

March 28th, 2019

“CalMac Ferries operate in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland, and we’re supporting the deposit return scheme because of the potential impact it will have on our environment and reducing marine litter.

It’s something that we really support, and we can see the benefit of it for Scotland, for the west coast, and for us as a business.”

Ruth, CalMac’s Waste Manager tells us why they want a deposit return system that includes glass, metal and plastic.

 


A guest post by Spokes

March 27th, 2019

Mies from Spokes Cycling tells us how glass is a real problem for cyclists on the road.

“We want to see glass included in Scotland’s deposit return system, as it’s a real nuisance for cyclists on the road. You get punctures, obviously. And you have the get the glass out of your tyre which often means getting your hand cut. On the off road networks, there’s so much glass.

I was brought up in Holland and the system is really obvious”


Our Partners