Date lodged: 13 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) Police Scotland and (b) other law enforcement agencies regarding the potential for illicit trade in single-use bottles following the introduction of the proposed national deposit return scheme for plastic and glass bottles.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 2 November 2017
Enforcement issues related to deposit return on beverage containers will be an area covered by the design work being undertaken by Zero Waste Scotland. This will include discussions with Police Scotland, the SEPA waste crime team and local authority Trading Standards.