We welcome today’s news that experts back plastic bottle deposit plans. A group of specialists currently reviewing evidence submitted to Defra’s recent consultation on the possible introduction of deposit returns has found that such a system would dramatically increase plastic bottle recycling rates to almost 100%. A well-designed DRS would also prevent the daily littering of approximately 700,000 plastic drinks containers in the UK, which currently pollute our streets, countryside, oceans and beaches. The government now has the golden opportunity to show further, meaningful leadership to tackle plastic pollution by committing to a deposit return system.
Together, we must ensure that Defra makes the right decision to stop the plastic bottle slick suffocating our oceans. Please share our petition to encourage all your friends to sign today.
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