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20.05.16

Deposit Return Scheme won’t stop litterbugs: Edinburgh Evening News

SELECTIVE measures such as deposit return schemes for drinks containers are not the way tackle the blight of litter, says Jane Bickerstaffe. WE all agree that litter is a blight on our environment. Tackling litter is a complex problem and...

20.05.16

Deposit schemes aren’t the answer – we need a joined up response to recycling and litter

The article “Has Scotland got the bottle for deposit return schemes?” cherry-picks data in an attempt to make a case that applying a deposit system, DRS, to drinks containers will save money – on the contrary, evidence shows it...

05.05.16

PRGS response to the Scottish National Party's manifesto

The Scottish National Party contained the following with reference to a Deposit and Return Scheme: "Deposit and Return schemes can increase the amount of high quality material being brough forward for recycling and help to redcue litter. Th...

05.05.16

Grassmarket focus for new action on litter

  Grassmarket focus for new action on litter Social experiments set to put local personalities at the heart of new clean up campaign Residents, shopkeepers and business owners in the Grassmarket area are getting ready to pl...

13.04.16

Inside Track: The cure for litter is a comprehensive approach

The Herald Scotland, 24 March 2016 Everyone agrees that litter and littering is bad, which begs the question of why it continues to be a problem. Any piece of litter spoils the environment, is an eyesore on our beautiful landscape, and can...