Ash Denham MSP calls on constituents to have say on bottle deposit return plans

SNP MSP Ash Denham has called on people across Edinburgh to get involved with the latest series of events to gather views on the proposed bottle deposit return scheme.

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on the scope of a deposit return scheme, to boost recycling and cut plastic waste – with the proposal being that customers would pay a deposit when they purchase a product, which would be refunded when the item is recycled. The scheme already operates in many other parts of Europe.

Zero Waste Scotland will be holding an event at Edinburgh Mela on the 1st and 2nd of September, to give people across Edinburgh the chance to put forward their views on the scheme.

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