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Drinks container recycling initiative planned by environment secretary

According to the environment secretary, Scotland’s litter problem will be effectively tackled by proper schemes that offer incentives for recycling of drink containers. A feasibility study of adopting the same scheme from Sweden, called the deposit refund scheme, will be undertaken by Richard Lochhead.

The scheme adds a small fee to the cost of the drink, and this is refunded when the container is returned.

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