Return To Rishi
Why Return To Rishi? We’re sick of litter in our communities. Deposit return will help this. We need Rishi Sunak to stop blocking the Scottish deposit return scheme!
How to get involved with Return To Rishi
APRS and Surfers Against Sewage are highlighting the extent of littered bottles and cans across Scotland.
Tweet a photo of littered cans and/or bottles from your area to @RishiSunak, asking him not to block the Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme. Using the hashtag #ReturnToRishi
We have suggested some Tweets below, but feel free to write your own message, you can also tag your local MP if you wish.
Click on one of the Tweets below to start, add your image and Tweet.
Thanks to everybody that has already has taken part in #ReturnToRishi
Here are just some of the bottles and cans that were tagged.
This Tweet from @Glencoebhoy shows perhaps some of the worst glass littering we have seen
Bag and bags of cans…….#ReturnToRishi pic.twitter.com/i4jHSGF4cq— Glencoebhoy (@glencoebhoy) May 23, 2023
Background on Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme
Scotland’s deposit return scheme has the potential to massively reduce the litter on our beaches and entering our waterways and ocean. However, after three delays it is still at risk of being blocked by the UK Government through the Internal Market Act (IMA). The UK Government blocking this scheme would both threaten the deposit return and also set a dangerous precedent for any environmental legislation being introduced that affects what can be sold in Scotland. This also has implications for deposit return across the rest of the UK – if the scheme is blocked in Scotland, it is likely it will not go ahead in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We need public pressure to ensure that the UK Government stops blocking this scheme and takes action to reduce litter and move towards a more circular economy.