APRS Resources

  • Deposit Return and Hospitality

    Hospitality businesses where drinks are either consumed on the premises or taken away for off-site consumption will see an immediate financial benefit from deposit return. In addition, decreases in litter will make Scotland more appealing to tourists. This will provide a much needed boost for an industry that has been hard hit in recent years, while improving the environment for Scottish residents and visitors alike

  • Deposit Return: the facts

    Published March 7th 2023 Deposit return has become a topic of considerable discussion over the last few months. Here are

  • LINK letter to Minister and Chief Planner on Hilltracks

    This letter from Scottish Environment LINK, which APRS contributed to, was sent to the Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth and the Chief Planner to ask that Hilltracks be considered in the review of Permitted Development Rights.

  • Deposit Return Briefing for MSPs 2023

    This briefing was written for the debate in the Scottish Parliament on 23 February 2022. This briefing is in support of the scheme from APRS, which has been running the Have You Got The Bottle? campaign for deposit return since 2015

  • Public Support for a Deposit Return Scheme

    This briefing details the public support for deposit return in Scotland. Over the last 4 years of work in schools, with organisations such as Scouts and Rotary and in partnership with venues and charities we have been engaging with all demographics who are experiencing the impact of litter in their communities, on roads, on beaches, in rivers and in the countryside. They are excited about deposit return coming to Scotland and the opportunities redeeming discarded deposit items, could bring to them personally.

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