SIBA comments on Scottish Government announcement on DRS

Commenting on the Scottish Government announcement, made today by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham on introducing Deposit Return Schemes for drinks containers in Scotland, James Calder, Head of Public Affairs said:

“Whilst craft brewers are keen to do their bit for the environment, this announcement is worrying for small independent brewers who sell beer in Scotland. The costs placed on small businesses like craft brewers will harm them disproportionately compared to global brewers who can act on a huge scale.”

James went on to say:

“It is good news however that the Scottish Government have listened to the concerns of brewers and exempted pubs, taprooms and restaurants who sell bottles and cans for consumption on site.”

Details of the announcement can be found here:

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