The SLTA shares the concerns raised by British Glass in an open letter to the Scottish Government around the inclusion of glass within the Scottish deposit return scheme (DRS).
British Glass, the representative body for the UK glass industry, issued the open letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham. The key points outlined are:
- We do not believe that including glass in the DRS will achieve the environmental goals set out by the Scottish Government.
- Including glass will be more costly and inconvenient for both consumers and the wider supply chain.
- The alternative will address the current climate emergency and move towards a circular economy while also being simpler, more cost effective, and convenient for consumers.
Other supporters of the letter include experts from across the whole glass supply chain such as the Chartered Institute for Waste Management, the Scottish Environmental Services Association, the British Soft Drinks Association, the Scottish Beer and Pub Association, Scottish Grocers’ Federation, Scottish Retail Consortium, UK Hospitality Scotland and the Scottish Wholesale Association.