The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on (5 September 2017) announced that Scotland will introduce a deposit return system for drinks containers.

Zero Waste Scotland will coordinate work to design the system, working with stakeholders and continuing to build the evidence base.

The measure is aimed at increasing recycling and tackling litter, and was announced alongside the establishment of an expert panel to consider fiscal and other measures, for example a levy on single use cups. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.



Law Summary TBD
Date Implemented TBD
Containers Covered TBD
Beverages Covered TBD
Refundable Deposits
  • TBD
Fees / Taxes TBD
Program Success TBD
Updated December 5, 2017

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