Towards a deposit return scheme in Scotland
We've been working exploring the evidence for a deposit return scheme in Scotland for several years. Here's some of the history of the project.
Scotland's journey to a deposit return scheme
Scotland has a history of introducing successful recycling, waste reduction and circular economy initiatives, from the carrier bag charge to ensuring that more household waste is recycled than sent to landfill.
Now, Scotland will be the first country in the UK to introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers. We’ve created a visual timeline that shows Scotland’s journey towards a deposit return scheme.
Research and evaluation
We have completed a range of research and evaluation projects which have helped inform decisions that helped create the design for Scotland's Deposit Return Scheme.
We've also provided links to selected work from other organisations.