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Yesterday at The Scottish Parliament, the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee published their report on the proposals for a deposit return system for Scotland. There's a lot of detail in it. On materials, the Committee were lobbied hard by the glass industry (who do not want to pay the full cost of recovering their empties). But MSPs backed the inclusion of glass anyway🍾. The recommendations on community return points (especially for remote areas) are strong, and we really like this. We are disappointed that the first target year (starting 9 months late) will only have a 70% target, which is 4% less than Lithuania achieved in its first year, We are also worried there will be further delays to the introduction of the system but overall there's a lot of good reading here..🌞

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Roseanna Cunningham MSP told the Scottish Parliament last week that a deposit return system in Scotland will reduce harmful emissions by around 4 million tonnes of CO2eq (carbon dioxide equivalent) over 25 years. Transform Scotland will be interested to know this is the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off the road each year! Good news for our climate! ... See MoreSee Less

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