Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland
The whisky industry has been accused to trying to "sabotage" the Scottish Government’s deposit return scheme for drinks containers.
Retailers have told the Scottish Government they may remove some of their products from shops if Scotland introduces a scheme for recycling drinks containers.
People issued with a fine for dropping litter in eight Scottish council areas faced no chance of being referred to the courts if they simply refused to pay, The Ferret can reveal.
The drinks and retail industries have fought a fierce behind-the-scenes battle to block plans for a deposit scheme for drinks containers in Scotland.
The drinks and retail industries have been accused of deploying “dirty tricks” in an attempt to derail Scottish Government plans to introduce a deposit scheme for drinks containers.