Latest news and blog posts
The latest press releases, news articles and blog posts on Scotland's Deposit Return Scheme.
New planning rules that make it easier to install a reverse vending machine come into effect today.
Applications to become a scheme administrator for Scotland's Deposit Return Scheme are open, paving the way for an organisation(s) to be established to ensure the effective operation of the scheme.
The Scottish Parliament voted today (Wednesday 13 May) to approve Regulations which will establish Scotland’s Deposit Scheme to boost recycling of single-use drinks containers.
Final regulations for Scotland's Deposit Return Scheme have now been laid in the Scottish Parliament by Scotland's Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham.
Zero Waste Scotland is inviting stakeholders to join our Deposit Return team for a webinar on the 25th of November from 11.00am – 12.30pm to discuss how Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme will operate in the Scottish islands.
Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme will place a 20p deposit on all drinks (both soft and alcoholic) that come in PET plastic bottles, metal cans and glass bottles. Consumers will pay the deposit when they buy a drink and get it back when they return the container for recycling.
Zero Waste Scotland has today (Thursday 10 October) announced a series of events to present Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme to island communities across the country.
With the regulations for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme now published, we’re on the cusp of a step change for recycling in Scotland.
Four in five Scots back a 20p recycling scheme that will give them a role in the fight against the climate emergency.
A YouGov survey commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland shows that 85% of people in Scotland say glass bottles should be in the scheme.
Nearly 31,000 plastic bottles could vanish from Scotland’s streets, beaches and green spaces every single day, thanks to Scotland’s forthcoming Deposit Return Scheme.
When Michael Gove gave his latest big climate speech from a greenhouse, Twitter users were quick to comment on how apt the location was.
At Changeworks Recycling, they know that not all recycling is equal. The lower the level of contamination, the better the quality. And the better the quality, the more money it is worth.