A group of pro-deposit return international NGOs have today written to Lorna Slater MSP, the Minister responsible for deposit return, to set out how the Scottish commitment made in 2017 helped with their campaigns, and support the rollout up to the August 16th 2023 launch date, whether systems in their countries are underway, being expanded, or scheduled to launch.
NGOS ACROSS UK WARN SECRETARY OF STATE AGAINST “LEGAL QUICKSAND” APRS media release Under embargo for 00.01, 8th March 2023
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.
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 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.
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.
In reply to a letter from some MSPs calling for a delay to deposit return APRS Director Dr Kat Jones,
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.
Celebrating 20 years since the Scottish Parliament passed the National Parks (Scotland) Act, on 5 July 2000.