APRS Resources

Why Scotland needs a Deposit Return Scheme

This briefing was written for the Scottish Parliament in 2017 as part of the Have you Got the Bottle Campaign.

A deposit return system is a collection system for used drinks container packaging, in which consumers pay a small deposit on every drinks container. This is refunded when the container is returned. This document explains how a scheme would work to decrease litter, increase recycling and save money, among other benefits.

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