APRS Resources

  • Scotland’s Got the Bottle

    Scotland has become the first nation in the UK to commit to a deposit return system for bottles and cans. Such systems are already working well in other countries including Canada, Estonia, Germany and Norway. The Scottish Government is now working on the detailed implementation of the system. This document is a briefing about what to expect when the system is introduced.

  • Deposit Return is coming to Scotland!

    This is our 2016 campaign briefing to explain what deposit return is and the advantages. Have You Got The Bottle? is a campaign led by the Association or the Protection of Rural Scotland. Launched in 2015, the campaign has worked to inform politicians and organisations of the importance of introducing a deposit return system for plastic, glass and metal drinks containers to reduce litter, support a circular economy in Scotland, boost the recycling sector and create jobs, reduce public sector costs and improve the environment for residents and visitors alike.

  • Deposit return around the world: Business Briefing

    Businesses today face an increasingly challenging environment. Finding ways to cut costs, make better use of materials and build a positive reputation are crucial to future success. Businesses today face an increasingly challenging environment. Finding ways to cut costs, make better use of materials and build a positive reputation are crucial to future success.

  • Deposit Return: the benefits for Councils

    A deposit return system for cans and bottles would bring substantial benefits for Scotland’s local authorities, as it has for local governments around the world

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