Dairy farmers battle for exemption to bottle deposit plan

Scottish farmers are calling for plastic milk containers to be excluded from the nation’s new deposit-return system (DRS), which is being set up to improve recycling and cut the amount of man-made litter polluting the environment.
They say Scotland should copy Germany and parts of the US and Canada, where plastic cartons for fresh milk are not part of DRS schemes.
They fear Scottish food ­producers such as dairies, which already operate on tight profit margins, will be adversely affected by additional costs involved in complying with the national system.
NFU Scotland, which represents 9,000... read more

 
27 September 2018 in Environment, Views: 55
Source: Scotsman
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