“we have a clear series of examples of political decisions that shine a light on Westminster’s contempt for devolution and the Scottish Parliament.”
Scotland’s drinks deposit return scheme has hit another pothole on its never ending road towards implementation. This latest one coming courtesy of the UK Government is a doozie – and a baffling one at that. What is going on?
“To move forward with certainty, the UK Government must stop delaying the long overdue exclusion from the Internal Market Act. This damaging Act was imposed on the Scottish Parliament after Brexit without its consent and creates confusion and uncertainty for businesses.” Lorna Slater
“I remain committed to this Scheme as a way to increase recycling, to reduce litter on our streets and on our beaches and help achieve our net zero ambitions.” FM Humza Yousaf
Circularity Scotland announced that there will be an investment of £22 million to support small businesses to prepare for the introduction of the scheme. A two month grace period will also be given to businesses as the scheme begins, to smooth the transition.
Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme which aims to increase recycling and reduce waste has been set back. The new date for the launch of the scheme will be from 16 August 2023.