Cutting down on plastic
The Scottish government said they are committed to piloting a network of public refill points in their latest programme for government.
A study by Recoup, a charity promoting plastics recycling, found that UK households use nearly 480 plastic bottles a year but they recycle just over 280 of them.
Scottish Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said the new scheme would help cut down on single use plastic and promote the benefits of drinking water.
“I now look forward to refilling my bottle at the top-up tap outside the parliament in the coming months,” she said.