The Sunday Herald today reported criticism of Keep Scotland Beautiful for opposing a deposit return scheme for Scotland after having received funding from Tesco and Coca-Cola.

Both companies also oppose deposit return despite the evidence internationally that such systems are cost-effective, reduce litter, and boost recycling. Dr Richard Dixon, director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said:

“KSB is in danger of becoming a creature of the packaging industry, rather than a serious environmental group. Deposit return schemes save materials, create local jobs and reduce climate emissions. It is very hard to understand how KSB can deny the clear evidence that they also directly reduce litter.