SNP and Green ministers want to boost recycling rates by forcing buyers to pay an extra 20p deposit on single-use drinks containers, including cans and bottles, that would be refunded when returned.
However, the cost of that deposit will initially be met by the producer, who will have to add 20p onto every product before it is sold.
Every outlet that sells takeaway drinks will also be required to act as a return collection point, with automated “reverse vending machines” outside supermarkets, community centres and other public places.
Sure, stick the deposit on, that’ll increase collection rates. No problem with that.
But reverse vending machines at every outlet? Are these people fucking insane? Never heard of economies of scale?
You’ve already recruited every kid in the country into earning multiple 20ps. Why in buggery aren’t you having fewer machines at scale?