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Tag: Zero Waste Scotland

Getting ready for new plastic rules

The increase in takeaway operations has driven a rise in the use of single-use items related to serving and eating food. These single-use items cannot be recycled and so end up as waste
Lidl deposit return scheme

Lidl launches a DRS trial

DISCOUNTER Lidl GB has launched a deposit return scheme (DRS) trial at selected stores, ahead of the launch of DRS in Scotland next summer.
food waste in bags

Zero Waste Scotland launches food waste matchmaker

Tackling waste during a crisis
food waste

All waste is a waste of cash

Value can be found in food leftovers
David Barnes

Administrating a scheme

DRS programme manager David Barnes on the road ahead

Public backing for glass in DRS

Four in five Scottish consumers say glass should be included in a deposit return scheme (DRS) – a new survey has revealed .

Everything included in Scotland’s DRS

No automatic exemptions, glass included and a 20p deposit .

Opinion split on DRS

Individuals and industry disagree on best way forward The public wants it all, but industry strikes a more cautious tone according to analysis of the...
Iain Gulland

The next steps for Scottish DRS

With the Scottish Government consultation now closed ZWS boss Iain Gulland shares his views on deposit return

It’s time to have your say on DRS

RETAILERS have an opportunity to weigh in on the future of DRS via an open consultation seeking views on a range of options for...

Iceland launches DRS in Scotland

Musselburgh store one of four in UK trial
Goldenacre Mini Market

It’s interest free for SMEs

THE Scottish Government is rolling out an interest-free ‘cashback’ loan scheme to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce their carbon footprint.
The Scottish Government has announced it plans to introduce a deposit return scheme but it is not clear if this will apply to convenience stores.

Government backs bottle deposit plan

The Scottish Government has announced it plans to introduce a deposit return scheme but it is not clear if this will apply to convenience stores
Deposit return schemes utilising reverse vending machines are already in use in a number of European countries.

DRS could cost retailers £40.7m

A bottle deposit return scheme in Scotland would cost retailers upwards of £40m just to set up, according to Zero Waste Scotland. The data was...

Keeping your cool

With investment by convenience retailers in refrigeration increasing Scottish Grocer spoke to two experts in the field about what systems are proving popular and...

£5k grants to cut energy use

SCOTLAND’S c-stores are being given access to a £100,000 funding pot to help improve energy efficiency. The Convenience Store Resource Efficiency Grant – a Scottish...

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