Scotland proposes 20p per container scheme for plastic bottles, cans

By Nikita Chaurasia  Date: 2019-05-10

Scotland proposes 20p per container scheme for plastic bottles, cans

It would be the first deposit return scheme in the UK for cans, glass, and plastic bottles in a bid to accelerate recycling rates

The government of Scotland is reportedly planning to launch a return scheme for cans and plastic bottles, that includes a 20p return value for the containers, and all the retailers in the country would need to comply and accept returns.

Apparently, it is a proposal to create the first deposit return scheme in the UK for cans, glass, and plastic bottles in a bid to accelerate recycling rates and is being supported by green groups.

Citing reliable sources, environmentalists acclaimed it as a blueprint and asked ministers at Westminster to implement similar measures to help tackle plastic trash and other forms of packaging pollution.

Samantha Harding, Litter Programme Director at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), stated that CRPE will be urging Michael Gove, the environment secretary, to follow Scotland’s ambition by making sure each drinks carton is also included within deposit system in England.

According to environment secretary of Scotland, Roseanna Cunningham, the scheme would be active and running by the end of the existing parliament in 2021 and is aiming to capture 90% of drinks containers to be recycled within three years.

Along with this, Cunningham stated that the scheme would apply to (PET) plastic bottles which are used for water and fizzy drinks, steel or aluminium drinks cans and glass bottles.

Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, Dr. Richard Dixon said the system would offer a considerable boost for recycling of cans and bottles, cut down litter across Scotland, and save both resources and climate change emissions.

In addition, the head of Conservation Scotland, Calum Duncan, also praised the fact that this scheme includes glass, underlining high amounts of glass found on Scotland’s beaches.  He added that rest of the UK must follow this scheme to ensure that the region has the best systems across these islands to increase recycling and help to lessen the tide of plastic bottles, cans, and glass on shores.

 

Source Credit: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/recycling-scotland-money-return-plastic-bottle-can-a8905546.html

About Author

Nikita Chaurasia     aeresearch.net

Nikita Chaurasia

An accomplished professional in the field of content development, playing with words comes naturally to Nikita Chaurasia. After completing her post-graduate MBA degree in Advertising and PR, Nikita worked across numerous content-driven verticals, undertaking diverse r...

Read More

More News By Nikita Chaurasia

CI NMF, Amp Energy India to jointly invest USD 200 Mn in renewables

CI NMF, Amp Energy India to jointly invest USD 200 Mn in renewables

By Nikita Chaurasia

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, one of the biggest renewable energy-centered fund managers worldwide, has signed an agreement with Amp Energy India Pvt Ltd. for joint equity investments of USD 200 million in renewables, using its Copenhagen Infra...

CDC updates guidelines, calls for vaccinated people to mask up

CDC updates guidelines, calls for vaccinated people to mask up

By Nikita Chaurasia

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines suggesting that people who are vaccinated against Covid-19 wear masks in public as well as indoor areas where the rate of the disease is high. The CDC also stated that teachers, sta...

iPhone’s hot streak could be hampered by global chip shortage crisis

iPhone’s hot streak could be hampered by global chip shortage crisis

By Nikita Chaurasia

Apple Inc. recently stated that the global chip shortage that has affected the sales of Macs and iPads, will now hit iPhone production and the expected revenue growth is likely to decelerate. This has resulted in lowering Apple’s shares. The c...

EV maker Rivian bags USD 2.5 Bn in a funding round led by Amazon, Ford

EV maker Rivian bags USD 2.5 Bn in a funding round led by Amazon, Ford

By Nikita Chaurasia

American electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive LLC reportedly secured USD 2.5 billion in a funding round led by Amazon.com Inc, T. Rowe Price, D1 Capital Partners, and Ford Motor Co. In addition, the event also saw participation from Fidelity Man...

ICEA forms committee chaired by HP India MD to boost IT hardware sector

ICEA forms committee chaired by HP India MD to boost IT hardware sector

By Nikita Chaurasia

The India Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA) recently announced the formation of a committee to promote manufacturing and exports of the IT hardware sector. The panel headed by Ketan Patel, HP India’s Managing Director, will set up a...