Deposit Return Scheme

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Patrick Harvie Patrick Harvie Green

Scotland has a fantastic range of small independent brewers across the country, as well as retailers that specialise in their products rather than in volume sales of mass-manufactured products. Those businesses want the DRS to work, but does the cabinet secretary recognise that it needs to work in a way that reflects the specific circumstances of small independent producers and retailers, and that, so far, big business has had a louder voice on the advisory board than small businesses?