Government announces bottle deposit scheme

28th March 2018
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Michael Gove MP has proposed a new scheme which aims to increase the recycling of drinks containers.

Commenting on today’s proposal to introduce a bottle deposit scheme, Mike Childs, from Friends of the Earth said:

“Friends of the Earth called for a bottle deposit scheme way back in 1971 .

“Today’s announcement means that England will finally catch up with so many other countries where the scheme is already a proven success.

“We’re facing an ecological crisis right now with plastic pollution choking our environment.

“The real solution is to stop using so much plastic in the first place. Finding ways to better recycle is important, and that’s why the deposit return scheme is significant, but it won’t fix the problem by itself.”

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