The following abbreviations are used in this report.
DRS: Deposit return scheme
EPR: Extended Producer Responsibility – requires that brand owners and manufacturers take environmental responsibility for their products and the associated packaging when they become waste. This can involve activities such as: (i) creating take back programmes, (ii) arranging waste collections, recycling or other suitable disposal, and (iii) designing products for re-use or recyclability. EPR also involves engaging and encouraging the public to take responsible action with regard to an organisation's products.
EQIA: Equalities Impact Assessment
HYGTB: ‘Have You Got The Bottle’ – campaign organisation
MUP: Minimum unit pricing, is a Scottish Government public health initiative which places a minimum price on all alcohol products of 50p per unit of alcohol
PRN: Packaging Recovery Note – a document which certifies that packaging material has been recovered or recycled by an accredited recycling company
RVM: Reverse vending machine – a machine which accepts containers for recycling and returns deposits
Email: Tim Chant DRSinScotland@gov.scot