Question reference: S6W-14359
- Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
- Date lodged: 26 January 2023
Current status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 7 February 2023
To ask the Scottish Government what capacity to construct reverse vending machines it has identified in Scotland.
The Deposit Return Scheme is an industry-led scheme, delivered by industry, led by the scheme administrator, Circularity Scotland Ltd. The Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations were laid in 2020 and businesses have now had three years to prepare for the launch of the scheme.
There are many companies providing these services in Scotland, and an assessment is not considered to be necessary or appropriate for Government to carry out.