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. Studies have proven that a DRS can reduce the volume of littered drinks containers, lead to increases in overall recycling, change behaviour and would contribute to the circular economy and a zero waste strategy.
Read the MCS – CFE response here.