Scottish Government Trash Bottle Return Scheme – Again

Scottish Greens’ co-leader Lorna Slater is set to be forced into another embarrassing U-turn, delaying Scotland’s Bottle and Can deposit scheme despite promising to implement the programme in the party’s manifesto. What excuse can they possibly have now they’re in government?

The scheme – which requires shops to install recycling machines and charge a 20p deposit on every can and bottle – was due to be launched in July next year, three years after it was originally unveiled. Yesterday, Nicola Sturgeon’s cabinet was told that the scheme will be postponed until either March or October 2023 and Slater will confirm this in Holyrood today. Bottled it.

This U-turn has caused a huge upset amongst Greenpeace tree huggers who mocked Slater and the Scottish Green Party on Twitter.

This isn’t the first time Scottish Greens have U-turned on manifesto pledges. In September the Scottish Greens were forced into a humiliating U-turn after they failed to halt the construction of large scale waste incinerators despite promising to do so in their manifesto. Surprisingly it seems the Greens are just about managing to avoid suffering Clegg’s popularity death since entering government…

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Greenpeace’s Rubbish Protest

As if No. 10 thought their day couldn’t get any worse, Greenpeace has seen to it by dumping a mountain of rubbish outside the gates of Downing Street. Larry the Cat has a new litter box… 

The pile is 625 kilos in weight – the amount the group claim is dumped by the UK overseas every 30 seconds. Greenpeace have previously made headlines on this campaign before after a particularly savvy advert featuring Spitting Image’s voice impressionist Matt Forde and Jon Culshaw as Michael Gove.

This should be a fairly cut and dry fly-tipping case for the Met to investigate…

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Paragliding Greenpeace Loony Hospitalises Two Football Fans

Two football fans were hospitalised after a Greenpeace loony bungled a paragliding stunt at the Germany-France Euros game, to protest tournament sponsor Volkswagen. Greenpeace have apologised for the incident and the 38-year-old climate activist was arrested. Gaia hopes the lefty activist faces an appropriate penalty for his reckless actions… 

The activist had intended to drop a slogan-covered ball onto the pitch, however his yellow parachute clipped ‘spider cam’ TV cables causing him to crash. The climate nutter had the phrase “kick out oil” printed on his fluorescent yellow parachute, however Gaia suspects that the only thing Greenpeace will be kicking are themselves following this failed hugely dangerous stunt…

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Climate Activists Turn on Friends of the Earth

A radical environmental campaign calling itself “Beyond Politics” has finally taken the climate fight to the real perpetrators; namely Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Christian Aid. Their radical protesting saw the offices of a host of charities and NGOs attacked with pink paint, and littered with the group’s manifesto accusing the groups of doing “f*ck all that’s meaningful” and being “deluded about how things change”. Gaia presumes the organisations will take the profanity-laden demands of the latest nutty group incredibly seriously…

Read Beyond Politics’ manifesto in full below:

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Mall Eco-Protesters Cleared By Police

Greenpeace trying to out-Extinction Rebellion Extinction Rebellion. Cleared instantly. Bless. Promotion in order for the lone policeman who swept the Greenpeace fanatics away…

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Mark Field Protester Will Not Press Charges

The Greenpeace protester who was manhandled out of last night’s Mansion House Dinner by Mark Field has told the BBC that she will not report the MP to the police, although she did say Field should take anger management classes. She’s taken a more nuanced approach to the incident than most of the commentariat…

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