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10,000 tonnes of C02 – Zero Waste Scotland Deposit Return System Call for Evidence – Scottish Retail Consortium June 2015  

If just 2% of customers make a special journey to claim back deposits this would have a significant additional carbon impact of around 6000 tonnes of CO2 (enough to power 1475 homes for one year).

We estimate that a DRS could result in an additional 6.5 million road miles per year for retailers in Scotland, which would equate to around 3700 additional tonnes of CO2 (this would be sufficient to power 900 homes for one year).


 

£87m in unredeemed deposits - Waste Scotland Deposit Return System Call for Evidence –Coca-Cola Enterprises – June 2015  

The costs of unredeemed deposits: These costs are estimated at £87m per year, or £36.50 per household per year. This assumes an average deposit of 20 pence per container and a return rate of 80%.


 

6.4% of litter is drinks containers – Keep Scotland Beautiful Composition of Litter in Scotland 2014