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This year’s AGM takes place on Thursday 30 May in the salubrious surroundings of Swanston Golf Club, Edinburgh, in the Pentland Hills Regional Park.  All APRS members, friends and family are most welcome to attend – please let us know you are coming at info@aprs.scot.  APRS Director John Mayhew will give a presentation about our campaign and project work over the last year, and there will be opportunities to ask questions and to meet other members. Draft Minutes from 2018 AGM

Have You Got the Bottle campaign – watch the latest video which we hope will help demonstrate the campaign objectives :

APRS Members’ Day & Council  – Saturday 21 September 2019
Dirleton, East Lothian. The Dirleton Village Association has kindly agreed to host our visit, which will look at development issues in the picturesque Conservation Area village of Dirleton and its surroundings. All APRS members, family and friends are warmly invited to attend these events – further details to follow

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Have You Got The Bottle?
Richard Dixon from Friends of the Earth Scotland tells us: "Wasting lots of plastic, glass and aluminium is really bad for climate change because it takes lots of energy to create these materials and then we simply throw them away and they become a problem.

A huge boost in recycling for glass, plastic and aluminium will mean a large saving in energy, and that’s a large saving in climate change emissions.

Scotland tries to be a leading nation on climate change, and a deposit return system will help us to do that when it comes to our use of materials.”

You can tell your MSP that Scotland needs a deposit return system for all bottles and cans here: act.foe.scot/deposit-return-system
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Have You Got The Bottle?
Glass, cans and plastic washes up on beaches in the Firth of Forth. That's why Scottish Wild Land Group want a deposit return system that includes all materials.

"We can also see how a more circular economy would bring employment to Scotland as well as help us to conserve our resources.

All effort adds up to a big change."
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