This month, the Scottish Government has confirmed that it will be introducing a deposit return scheme (DRS) to Scotland, as planned on 16th August 2023, counteracting recent calls to delay the scheme again. 

Friends of the Earth Scotland supports the introduction of the Scottish DRS, as planned and on time. Any delays beyond August 2023 are unnecessary, will lead to serious environmental impacts and be detrimental to the Scottish Government’s reputation to deliver its environmental agenda. 

Read more about DRS and the issues surrounding it in our briefing paper.