SNP MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross Gail Ross has welcomed the decision from Coca Cola to back the deposit return scheme which aims to reduce waste and increase recycling.
The scheme, which already operates in serval countries in Europe, would see consumers pay a small sum which is paid back when they return a bottle or can.
Coca Cola had previously come out against the scheme, however following consolation they have changed their position saying that the scheme offers the chance to reduce litter and increase recycling.
Ms Ross said...
“This is a welcome change of heart from a major global firm. I note that they see the merits in the scheme and rightly point out that this is a great way to reduce litter as well as increasing the amount that is recycled.
“The deposit return scheme works well in other countries, so I see no reason why it could not work in Scotland. I am sure that this announcement from a company with the stature of Coca Cola will add new momentum to the campaign for a deposit return scheme and I hope that other companies will recognise the potential it has and back it in the same way.