Cut­ting down on plas­tic

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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.

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