Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish government have committed to a deposit return scheme for plastic and glass bottles, as well as aluminium cans.
Shoppers will pay a deposit of ten or twenty pence per container, which will be refunded when they return the container after use. This is part of the government's effort to cut down on plastic waste.
Zero Waste Scotland has made an enquiry into the impact the scheme could have by making a comprehensive comparison of other systems operated around the world. The enquiry found that the scheme could save up to £7 million per year on litter collection and disposal.
These schemes are already running in a range of European countries, as well as parts of the US, Canada and Australia.
Catherine Gemmell, of the Marine Conservation Society, told Sky News: "Unfortunately, over the last few years, we have seen a big increase across our beaches on bottles, on cans and on glass as well.
"This is why we think a deposit return system will have a huge impact on decreasing the amount that we're finding on our beaches."
Just in time for #ZeroWasteWeek this week as well. Good work, Scotland.