Tory resistance to Deposit Return Scheme shows they are anti planet
The Tory party’s attempts to block Scottish democracy yet again by decrying the importance of the forthcoming Deposit Return Scheme shows they are 100% anti climate, anti nature and devoid of common sense say the Scottish Greens.
Scottish Greens environment spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP said:
“The Tories really must be living on another planet, because they certainly aren’t showing any signs of caring about this one.
“In fact, if climate change was an asteroid hurtling to Earth, they’d be the ones trying to stop a rescue.
“The Deposit Return Scheme, being overseen by a Scottish Green minister in Lorna Slater, has the potential to completely reset Scotland’s relationship with tackling litter as part of a circular economy.
“That is habit forming for society, and, as we have seen in other countries, it is completely workable. It is good for our environment and for the many businesses who will want to play a responsible role as part of the solution.
“Which is why the almost hysterical misinformation emanating from the Tories on the subject is more akin to the stuff we’d see in a movie such as Don’t Look Up than it is from any serious politician. It is desperate stuff.
“It goes to further demonstrate that the party of fossil fuels remains anti climate, anti nature and devoid of common sense, when in fact they should be encouraging their colleagues at Westminster to follow Scotland’s lead.”