SIBA comment on move to introduce a deposit scheme for plastic, aluminium and glass drinks containers
Commenting on the Government announcement to introduce a deposit scheme for plastic, aluminium and glass drinks containers, James Calder, SIBA Head of Public Affairs & Comms said:
“Small brewers are conscious of their environmental impact and moves to encourage recycling, reduce waste and pollution are welcome. But SIBA members, as relatively small businesses when compared to international mega brewers are disproportionately burdened by added costs, so any deposit scheme needs to be appropriately targeted and mitigated to ensure this undue burden is minimised.
SIBA member brewers urgently need the details of this consultation to examine who will bear the brunt of new infrastructure, regulation or costs.”