Date lodged: 26 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 27 June 2018
I am pleased to announce that we have today published our consultation paper, A Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland . As stated in A Nation With Ambition , our 2017-18 Programme for Government, we want to introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers that will increase our recycling rates, improve the quality of material being recycled, and reduce littering. The consultation paper lays out the work that has been done so far and explains the components that will go into a successful deposit return scheme. It also offers four examples of how a system might operate. We would welcome comments on both the components and the examples to help us finalise the design of the scheme.