The Automatic Vending Associations Scottish Regional Meeting, hung on April 19 at AG Barr in Cumbernauld, welcomed 32 attendees together with a file 19 from running firms.

Just one of the crucial assembly attendees outdoor the AG Barr manufacturing unit

Those who attended had the chance to determine extra in regards to the AG Barr manufacturers of Rubicon, Strathmore Water and IRN BRU. Attendees additionally had a chance to look how IRN BRU is made, discover a museum showcasing the advance of the Barrs Company, and participate in a manufacturing unit excursion.

Members have been then handled to a full of life consultation which integrated a presentation by means of John MacDonald (Excel Vending) at the Zero Waste Scotland growth towards a Deposit Recycling Scheme for Scotland.

The assembly closed after some perception from Muneeb Gill of BTO Solicitors into the approaching GDPR laws in May.

John MacDonald demonstrates one of the vital DRS system choices

Thomas Smith from Abercromby Vending stated: “We found the meeting very informative especially the presentation on recycling. This is a challenge for us all in the industry.”

Alan & Kath Crawford from the Yellow Vending Company stated: “An overly helpful assembly and a captivating excursion of the Barrs facility.

Of specific importance used to be the dialogue across the imminent deposit go back scheme. The presentation and next dialogue used to be each illuminating and regarding, with informative perspectives expressed by means of many contributors. This factor has the possible to be a vital monetary and operational burden, in addition to – possibly – a chance.

The prospect of a distinct scheme being rolled out in Scotland relative to England is very being concerned, and totally useless.”