Date lodged: 15 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to calls for a bottle deposit return scheme to be introduced.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 22 February 2017
The Scottish Government is considering the benefits and drawbacks of a deposit return scheme. Such a scheme has the potential to reduce litter and improve recycling, but other factors must be taken into consideration. These include the impact on small stores with limited space, costs to retailers, and the impact on local authority kerbside collections.