To: UK Governments

Bring back bottle deposits to stop plastic pollution in our oceans.

Stop marine plastic pollution by introducing a small, refundable deposit on all plastic bottles, glass bottles and cans to recycle the 16 million plastic bottles thrown away every day.

Why is this important?

In the UK we use a staggering 38.5 million single-use plastic bottles and a further 58 million cans every day! Only half of these are recycled, so it’s no surprise that many of these end up on our beaches and in our oceans.

Plastic bottles take 450 years to break down, killing marine life, harming the coastal ecosystem and ruining our beaches.

Placing a small deposit on plastic bottles and cans would dramatically increase recycling and reduce marine plastic pollution.

For full information on deposit return systems please visit Surfers Against Sewage’s Message In A Bottle campaign site.

A delegation from Surfers Against Sewage will deliver the petition signatures to the Governments in Westminster (London), Holyrood (Edinburgh), Senedd (Cardiff) and Stormont (Belfast).

Reasons for signing

  • I agree, the plastic waste is horrendous. Return to glass bottles which can be washed and returned and reused again and again.
  • We must stop using the planet as a dustbin.
  • let's restore beaches to the beautiful places they should be!


2017-02-16 21:16:40 +0000

200,000 signatures reached

2017-02-05 08:11:27 +0000

150,000 signatures reached

2017-01-29 09:15:23 +0000

100,000 signatures reached

2017-01-28 16:02:15 +0000

50,000 signatures reached

2017-01-28 13:33:20 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2017-01-25 12:11:00 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-01-24 21:16:02 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-01-24 17:48:46 +0000

10 signatures reached