A Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland

Closed 25 Sep 2018

Opened 27 Jun 2018


Consultation on the options for distinct elements of a deposit return scheme on beverage containers, seeking views on which options will deliver the best results for Scotland.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to design a deposit return system that will work well for everyone in Scotland, providing increased recycling rates and quality of recycling, reductions in littering and business opportunities. We want a wide range of views as possible to help us design an effective system.

The responses to the consultation will help us to design an effective system. This will then go forward as regulations under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

Download the consultation paper.

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  • People of Scotland


  • Economy
  • Environment and Climate Change