8 years ago, Whitmuir the Organic Place worked with the Scottish Government to run a deposit return pilot.

“Our customers were really supportive of it. I can’t believe it’s taken this long to get to this point. The Government really needs to make this happen soon, because it’ll be a really popular intervention.

One of the difficulties with the pilot was that it was only for this specific shop, so people could only recycle bottles they’d bought in this shop. It showed that we need to have a universal system that makes it easy for people to recycle the bottles and cans they’ve bought anywhere in Scotland.

We’ve got a great bunch of customers who want this to work and who support the Government in doing it. People already understand deposit return. They’re waiting for the Government to catch up and do it.”