We wanted to update you on the latest developments in Surfers Against Sewage’s deposit return system campaigning - www.sas.org.uk/messageinabottle - since the General Election.
We’ve written to the new Secretary of State for the Environment to remind him of the ocean plastic pollution crisis and the growing public support for a comprehensive deposit return system. We continue to urge the Government to commission a feasibility study on deposit return systems as part of the ongoing National Litter Strategy. We’re encouraged that the Scottish Government recently announced the commissioning of a design review to identify the best deposit return system for Scotland.
Mary Creagh MP has also been re-elected as chair of the Environmental Audit Committee. We’ve written to welcome her back to the post and encouraged her to urgently restart the inquiry into single-use plastic bottles and coffee cups.
We’ll keep you posted & thanks for your support, Surfers Against Sewage www.sas.org.uk