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First Minister joins Zero Waste Scotland to say "Cheerio" to Oor Wullie

Scotland’s First Minister joined Zero Waste Scotland to help give Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail a proper send off.

Zero Waste Scotland sponsored the Farewell Weekend, which ran from 13-15 September.

The weekend was launched by the First Minister at Glasgow’s SEC, where she took the chance to stop for a photo with “Bring Back Your Empties, Wullie”.

All summer, statues of Oor Wullie have graced Scotland’s streets as part of a nation-wide art trail.

Our “Bring Back Your Empties, Wullie” spent the summer outside Central Station in Glasgow, helping to raise awareness of Scotland’s forthcoming deposit return scheme.

Under the scheme, people will pay 20p when buying a drink in a single-use container to take away. They’ll get their money when they return the empty bottle or can to be recycled. The scheme will increase the quantity and quality of recycling in Scotland. You can learn more about how it will work here: https://depositreturnscheme.zerowastescotland.org.uk/

Your chance to own Oor Wullie

The statues, which have popped up across the country over the summer, won’t be going to waste. They’ll be auctioned to raise money for the vital services delivered by three of Scotland’s most important children’s charities.

Our statue, “Bring Back Your Empties, Wullie,” which promotes Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme, is one of 60 statues being auctioned off at Kelvingrove Art Galleries on Friday 20th September to raise funds for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

To learn more about the auction, visit https://www.oorwullie.com/auctions/

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