The Scottish Government are expected to announce their final decision on the design of Scotland’s deposit return system early in 2019. Which materials should an ambitious, world leading system include? The main arguments from parts of the drinks and retail industries seeking to be exempted or to limit their costs are around glass, larger plastic bottles, HDPE (the plastic used for milk bottles, amongst other things), and TetraPak cartons. We support an inclusive system that covers all materials used for drinks containers, including glass, metal and plastic.

Read our full Materials Briefing here.