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Question ref. S6W-06721
Asked by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 22 February 2022


To ask the Scottish Government for what reason glass has been included in its Deposit Return Scheme.

Current status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 3 March 2022


Including glass in our Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will bring significant environmental and economic benefits. The inclusion of glass will save over 1.2 megatonnes CO 2 equivalent over 25 years. DRS will also reduce the amount of harmful glass litter in our environment.

In addition, DRS will significantly increase the quantity and quality of glass recyclate, creating an aggregated and high-quality feedstock for reprocessing. This will include clear glass which we understand to be in high demand.