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Deposit Return Scheme (Glass)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 26th September 2019.

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Photo of Roseanna Cunningham Roseanna Cunningham Scottish National Party

By capturing an estimated 294 million glass bottles each year, the deposit return scheme will cut carbon emissions by more than 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent over a 25-year period and reduce a common form of litter. It will also make more high-quality glass available for recycling. A high proportion of that is projected to be flint or clear glass, which is in high demand from Scotland’s premium drinks industry.