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Behavioural economics: Scotland launches bottle return scheme

Graham Watson

8th May 2019

The Scots lead the way - this time, the Scottish government is looking to introduce a bottle return scheme for plastic drinks containers, cans and glass. As yet, the proposal is that when consumers return the bottles, either over the counter or via a reverse vending machine, they will get a 20p refund.

It is thought that there will be a range of locations where consumers will be able to return the containers, and the scheme is going to be run by a private sector, not-for-profit organisation.

News coverage of the launch of the plastic and glass bottle return scheme

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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