A report commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland is out that asks “Is a deposit return system feasible within Scotland.”
Aberdeenshire Councillor Paul Johnston, a member of the Democratic Independent and Green Group said:
” This report will require some considerable study. If Scotland is to move towards a circular economy then deposit and return schemes for reuse and consumer goods will be essential”
Paul Johnston has campaigned for Zero Waste Scotland to involve third sector groups and community groups involved in recycling to be at the heart of any deposit and return system.
” the deposit and return system will need to have major public buy-in in order for it to succeed. The involvement of community based resources groups would make a deposit and return system much more likely to succeed as people will see economic, social as well as environmental benefits.”
There report is available here: http://tinyurl.com/omttoht