Tag: DRS

SWA Chief Executive Colin Smith
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SWA welcomes DRS push back

The Scottish Wholesale Association has welcomed deferment of Scotland’s deposit return scheme (DRS) from April 2021 to July...

Empty glass bottles
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DRS regs unveiled as start date gets rolled back

The regulations for the introduction of Scotland’s deposit return scheme have been published. A start date of 1...

Nick Taylor
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Opinion: we risk bottling DRS without a transition phase

Nick Taylor is a real estate partner at law firm Addleshaw Goddard. Here he analyses the wider impacts...

Tomra M1 reverse vending machine
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Scotland inspires new small footprint reverse vending machine

Scottish retailers have inspired the design of a new compact machine from reverse vending specialist TOMRA. Visiting stores...

Scottish Parliament
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MSPs report on DRS regs

The Holyrood committee overseeing the implementation of DRS has published a report on proposed draft regulations for the...

Beach litter
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Academics demand ‘all-in’ DRS to save Scotland’s beaches

Academics have called for Scotland’s forthcoming deposit return scheme to include drinks containers of every material. In a...

Colin Smith
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Wholesalers should help run DRS, demands SWA

The Scottish Wholesale Association has called on the Scottish Government to give it a place on the board...

Nicola Sturgeon
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RVM rates relief revealed

Retailers required to accept the return of single-use drinks containers could qualify for rates relief, First Minister Nicola...

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Deposit return scheme: in-store trial lays out problem with glass

The Scottish Grocers’ Federation has renewed calls for glass to be excluded from Scotland’s forthcoming Deposit Return Scheme...

Antony Begley
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Glass issue is not clear cut

The local retailing industry has a nasty habit of ending up on the wrong side of issues that...