News & Updates

February 3rd, 2017

In 2015, Zero Waste Scotland commissioned this research into the feasibility of a deposit return system in Scotland.

April 29th, 2016

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) strongly supports the introduction of a deposit return system (DRS) in Scotland. Litter surveys show that drinks containers can make up to 14% of litter on Scottish beaches and over 20% on land.

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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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January 4th, 2016

In September 2010 CPRE published a report called Have We Got The Bottle? (sound familiar?) on the implementation of a UK-wide deposit return system. The full report is available here.

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May 23rd, 2015

A Survation poll showed almost four-to-one support for a deposit return system in Scotland, in a major boost to the campaign. Click here to read the full poll.

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