News & Updates


April 29th, 2016

Our 2016 International Deposit Return Briefing is available here.


April 29th, 2016

Our 2016 Briefing for Small and Medium sized businesses is available here.


April 29th, 2016

Our 2016 Local Authority Briefing is available here.


April 28th, 2016

Three of the five political parties sitting in the 2011-2016 Scottish Parliament have included in their manifestos pledges on deposit return. This is an encouraging sign that the public support for a Scottish deposit return system has been noted.

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March 23rd, 2016

The Marine’s Conservation Society’s annual beach clean report highlights the urgent need to reduce the amount of plastic bottles that make their way into the natural environment.

In 2014 MCS found 2,457 pieces of litter on every kilometre of beach cleaned – the highest amount since they began their annual September cleans. But in 2015 it got worse, with 3,298 items picked up per kilometre surveyed.

Download the full 2015 report here.

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March 22nd, 2016

On 22nd March 2016, Midlothian Council backed a Scottish deposit return system for drinks cans and bottles, as Aberdeenshire Council had earlier that month.

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March 11th, 2016

A motion to back proposals to introduce a deposit scheme for single-use drinks containers in Scotland was tabled by Paul Johnston, a member of the Democratic Independent and Green Group on Aberdeenshire Council. Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the proposals, signalling a great move forward for the Have You Got The Bottle? campaign. Read the full story here.

 


March 11th, 2016

On 11th March 2016, Aberdeenshire Council unanimously backed Democratic Independent and Green Councillor Paul Johnston’s motion supporting the introduction of a deposit return system for single-use cans and bottles.

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March 10th, 2016

A waste campaigning councillor is asking Aberdeenshire Council to press the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for the environment to support the principle of a deposit return system four single use drinks containers. Paul Johnston, a leading councillor from the Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG) on Aberdeenshire Council has tabled a notice of motion for the council meeting on Thursday 10th March.

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March 4th, 2016

The Lithuania Brewers Association and Lithuanian Retail Association have led introduction of deposit return there. One month in, they reflect on it as a good move for business and urge Scotland to join them as a deposit return country.

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