Michael from Community Resources Network Scotland tells us: “We exist to see Scotland become a circular economy. Rather than goods ending up in landfill, we want to see them kept in use for as long as possible. We were one of the founding members of the Have You Got The Bottle? campaign. About 2 billion bottles and cans are consumed every year in Scotland and we want to see that resource being used in a valuable way.

The main angle we’re representing is how this deposit return system can take into account the needs and the opportunities of the community resource network. We’d like to see the community sector involved in the logistics required to run the system.

We’re very much looking forward to seeing an ambitious approach to the implementation of the system, and we want it to start as soon as is practically possible.”