Scotland’s bottle and can return deposit scheme is set to be delayed again, just days after the government announced a ban on single-use plastics.

The scheme, which would be a first in the UK, was due to be implemented in July 2022 after the original start date in April this year was shifted.

It could be delayed until March 2023, with environmental campaigners accusing the Scottish Government of breaking promises.

Introducing the scheme in 2022 was an SNP manifesto commitment.

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