Sur­vey is­nota waste of­time

Rutherglen Reformer - - Ged Killen - Niki Ten­nant

South La­nark­shire res­i­dents are be­ing thanked for their con­tri­bu­tion as the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on a na­tional de­posit re­turn closed last week.

Zero Waste Scot­land took the con­ver­sa­tion around the coun­try gath­er­ing views from peo­ple, in­clud­ing many lo­cal res­i­dents.

Through­out the sum­mer, peo­ple across Scot­land had the op­por­tu­nity to in­form what kind of de­posit re­turn scheme they would like, at events across the coun­try – from fes­ti­vals, to vis­i­tor at­trac­tions, shop­ping lo­ca­tions and com­mu­nity cen­tres. Zero Waste Scot­land hosted road­show events in each of Scot­land’s 32 lo­cal author­ity ar­eas.

Zero Waste Scot­land re­search shows over 64,000 tonnes of plas­tic food pack­ag­ing and plas­tic bot­tles is thrown away into house­hold gen­eral rub­bish bins and sent to land­fill ev­ery year in Scot­land, cost­ing the coun­try a stag­ger­ing £11mil­lion each year.

More in­for­ma­tion on de­posit re­turn can be found at www.ze­rowastescot­land. org.uk/de­posit-re­turn­scheme

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