Let's Kerb Deposits


A deposit return system for drinks in Scotland would undermine the success of kerbside recycling.                                                               

Instead, we want to work in partnership with Government and industry to improve existing recycling and litter campaigns and help change consumer behaviour.

This approach will be quicker, more effective and better at cleaning up our environment.

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A deposit return system would:

Cost consumers, business and councils, hitting the poorest the hardest

All drinks will cost more and there will be additional set up and fraud protection costs

Make it more difficult and confusing to recycle

Empties need to be returned to a shop making it almost impossible for older and disabled people

Be wasteful and complicated to operate

Extra collections will be needed increasing carbon emissions

Do little to clean up litter

Drinks containers are only a small part of litter

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