Moray SNP News
"VERY SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT" CLAIMS FORMER ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY
Commenting on the announcement by Coca Cola revealed by Holyrood Magazine that they have had a change of heart over deposit and return schemes for drinks containers, Richard Lochhead MSP, former Scottish Government Environment Secretary, who originally kicked off the debate in Scotland said:
"This change of heart by the world's biggest soft drink company is a very welcome and highly significant development in the campaign to introduce deposit and return schemes for drinks containers to improve recycling and tackle litter.
"It is refreshing that such a major player in the industry is willing to change its mind after looking at how such schemes work in countries around the world. This injects momentum and credibility into the debate in Scotland and we can lead the UK on this issue. This helps brings the introduction of such a transformative policy a big step closer.
"The Scottish Government and indeed Governments throughout the UK and beyond will no doubt sit up and take notice.
"Now that Coca Cola accept that deposit and return schemes are the real thing hopefully other drinks companies will follow their example."