INTERNATIONAL NGOS COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT SCOTLAND’S DEPOSIT RETURN SYSTEM APRS media release Under embargo for 00.01, 27th March 2023
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NGO letter to Secretary of State
NGOS ACROSS UK WARN SECRETARY OF STATE AGAINST “LEGAL QUICKSAND” APRS media release Under embargo for 00.01, 8th March 2023
Campaigners welcome commitment to DRS
Two billion drinks containers, more than 90% of the annual total volume of eligible products, are now included in the DRS scheme. Climate campaigners say that this must end calls for another delay of the long-planned scheme.
Join our litter survey!
Help us gather litter data before and after the Deposit Return launch in Scotland to show the impact this circular economy initiative will make!
New data from Europe
New data from Slovakia and Latvia, the two most recent countries to launch deposit return systems, shows that modern deposit systems like Scotland’s, due to launch in August this year, are successful and expanding.
Deposit Return: costs of delay
In six months time, on August 16th, the Scottish deposit return scheme for drinks cans and bottles will launch, some 867 days after the original launch date of 1st April 2021, and campaigners are urging MSPs to unite against yet more delay.
Statement on deposit return
In reply to a letter from some MSPs calling for a delay to deposit return APRS Director Dr Kat Jones,
New National Park pledge welcome
The two charities which led the 11-year-long campaign for more National Parks today welcomed the commitment to “designate at least one new National Park” in the Scottish Government/Scottish Green Party Bute House Agreement.
National Parks Act 20th Anniversary
Celebrating 20 years since the Scottish Parliament passed the National Parks (Scotland) Act, on 5 July 2000.