Give your feedback on desposit scheme

Zero Waste Scotland's Andrew Pankhurst
Zero Waste Scotland's Andrew Pankhurst

There will be an opportunity to have your say on a Scottish deposit return scheme when Zero Waste Scotland’s team is at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre in Motherwell on Monday, September 17.

This scheme will see customers asked to pay a small deposit when they buy drink in the likes of a bottle or can, and then get the deposit back when they return the empty container for recycling.

A public consultation was opened by the Scottish Government in June, which will run until September 25.

The Zero Waste Scotland team have been touring the country getting feedback on various choices such as the level of deposit, which products should have a deposit on them, and where the empty drinks containers should be returned to.

Zero Waste Scotland’s recycling campaigns manager Andrew Pankhurst said: “This represents a huge opportunity to improve recycling, reduce litter and create economic opportunities for Scotland at the same time, so we urge you to come along and speak to us on the day.”

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