Deposits and packaging waste

The SBPA is an active member of the Packaging Recycling Group Scotland (PRGS), and supports working with the Scottish Government and other stakeholders to build on anti-litter initiatives, – particularly the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign, and strengthen current kerbside recycling systems.

We are a strong supporter of increasing the recycling rate in Scotland and reducing litter. However, we have severe concerns about proposals for a deposit and return scheme in Scotland as we do not believe that this is the most effective way to tackle these two issues and believe that a disproportionate cost will be placed on business and consumers to deliver it.

We have recently submitted information to the Scottish Government’s call for evidence and support the submission by the PRGS. An alternative approach to recycling and fighting litter has also been put forward by PRGS which the SBPA endorses.