15.05.15 Hang on to that bottle Jimmy

Posted on May 15, 2015
Archive : May 2015
Category : Environment

There's gold in them there bottles – or if the Scottish Government has its way – 20p for each bottle. As part of its advancement to a circular economy Scotland is investigating a nationwide bottle deposit scheme – just like the old days. It gives a whole new meaning to the term 'bottle bank' too. The proposal could also include cans and would save Scottish councils £13 million in collection and disposal each year. It is also estimated that the scheme would make a massive improvement in the social dissatisfaction caused by litter and this alone is valued at some £250 million a year. We say 'bring it on' and we look forward to seeing the first 12-year old Scottish bottle millionaire (sorry, you probably have to be of a certain age to appreciate that comment).

Source: edie newsroom