De­posit re­turn sys­tem

Campbeltown Courier - - LETTERS -

Sir,

On Tues­day the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment asked Zero Waste Scot­land to de­sign a de­posit re­turn sys­tem for Scot­land.

Zero Waste Scot­land wel­comes the plan to in­tro­duce a de­posit re­turn sys­tem for sin­gle use drinks con­tain­ers.

By at­tach­ing a value to things we think of as waste, a de­posit re­turn scheme fol­lows on from the hugely suc­cess­ful car­rier bag charge, and will help re­duce lit­ter as well as in­creas­ing re­cy­cling.

Ad­di­tion­ally, we wel­come other ac­tions pro­posed around en­vi­ron­men­tal charg­ing, for in­stance on sin­gle use cups, which seek to tackle items that are sym­bolic of our throw­away cul­ture.

Taken to­gether, these mea­sures are a real game-changer for a zero waste so­ci­ety.

It will pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties to re­duce car­bon emis­sions and cre­ate jobs through high-qual­ity re­cy­cling.

Iain Gul­land, Zero Waste Scot­land.

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